[05-05-2024] San Bernardino County, CA – Possible Injuries Reported After Pursuit Led To Reckless Two-Vehicle Crash in Fontana

Published May 8, 2024

[05-05-2024] Possible Injuries Reported After Pursuit Led To Reckless Two-Vehicle Crash in FontanaPossible injuries were reported after a pursuit led to a reckless two-vehicle crash in Fontana on Sunday night, May 5, 2024. 

According to the Fontana Police Department, the collision happened around 10:44 p.m. in the area of Valley Boulevard and Oleander Avenue. 

Authorities stated that the driver of a black Hyundai Elantra, identified as 22-year-old Manuel L., refused to yield after he was stopped by an officer for a vehicle code violation. As a result, a pursuit ensued, and airship assistance was immediately requested to catch the suspect. 

While on a pursuit, the Elantra ran a red light approaching eastbound on Jurupa Avenue and crashed into a vehicle that was heading northbound on Cherry Avenue. The driver of Elantra continued to flee the scene until his vehicle became disabled. 

Police said that the driver of the other vehicle complained of pain but declined further medical treatment. Manuel L. was charged with DUI and booked at West Valley Detention Center.

Further information regarding the incident is yet to be released by the officials. Investigations are ongoing. 

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