Pedro Pelayo Dies after Fontana Truck Crash at Cherry and Whittram Avenues
Fontana, California (February 11, 2020) – A truck driver was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening in Fontana, according to a local news source.
The crash happened at about 5:06 p.m., February 7, at the intersection of Cherry and Whittram avenues.
Police said a Burrtec Waste garbage truck, driven by Pedro Pelayo, 34, of Fontana, collided with a white Chevy Silverado pickup. As a result of the crash, the truck swerved off to the right and struck a traffic light pole. According to the California Highway Patrol, one of the drivers allegedly ran a red light, causing the accident.
Pelayo was trapped and had to be extricated from the wrecked truck by firefighters. He was then taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Chevy driver, only identified as a 48-year-old man from Fontana, was also taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in unknown condition
The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Truck accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.