Christopher Gilpineda Dies after Pomona Pedestrian Accident on 10 Freeway near Kellogg Drive
Pomona, California (April 12, 2020) - Gilpineda of Montebello, 21, has been identified as the man who was killed in a crash on Saturday night in Pomona, according to police.
The crash happened on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, west of Kellogg Drive, at about 11:25 p.m. on April 11.
Montebello was driving his 2017 Honda Civic westbound on the freeway when its front left tire went flat. Montebello stopped within the Nos. 3 and 4 lanes and alighted to check his car.
A 2018 Honda Civic that was approaching rear-ended the 2017 Honda and struck Montebello, who was standing next to his vehicle, said the officials.
Montebello was pronounced dead at the scene due to the crash.
More details about the accident were not immediately available.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the CHP’s Baldwin Park office at 626-338-1164.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
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