21-Year-Old Driver Injured in Speeding Accident on Sierra Street
RIALTO, CA (April 25, 2022) – Monday night, Anderson Vasquez sustained injuries in a pursuit collision on Merrill Avenue.
Around 8:15 p.m., a Fontana officer witnessed two cars racing along Merrill and Sierra Street. Consequently, the officer attempted to stop the vehicles, when one of the drivers failed to stop and fled.
As a result, the pursuit ensued. Shortly after, the pursuit ended in a collision near the intersection of Maple and Baseline Street.
San Bernardino County Fire/Medics extricated the driver, 21-year-old Vasquez, from the damaged vehicle. Medical personnel transported him to a local hospital with significant injuries.
Additionally, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. Meanwhile, an active investigation into the incident is underway.
One small driving mistake can easily lead to a dangerous car accident. This is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all driving laws. Keep your attention on the road, follow the speed limit, and never drive under the influence of altering substances. Moreover, always be prepared and check your vehicle before traveling.
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