Woman in Wheelchair Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Rialto

RIALTO, CA (July 26, 2023) – Late Thursday evening, a fatal hit-and-run collision on Foothill Boulevard led to the arrest of Justin Thompson. The collision happened on June 20th, at around 11:30 p.m. at the 1400 block of West Foothill Boulevard. According to the police, a pedestrian in a wheelchair was in the traffic lanes on Foothill when an eastbound vehicle approached the area. Investigators said the vehicle hit the pedestrian outside a marked crosswalk and continued driving without rendering aid. Unfortunately, the female pedestrian succumbed to her injuries after being transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. The next day, authorities located and arrested the driver at the 100 block of Willow Avenue. 28-year-old Justin Thompson of Rialto is currently booked into the West Valley Detention Center for a suspected hit-and-run. At this time, the Rialto officials are asking anyone with additional information to contact them at (909) 644-6025.
The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.
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