Junior Gonzalez Struck, Killed by Car outside El Rodeo Restaurant in Moreno Valley

Junior Gonzalez Killed in Moreno Valley Pedestrian Accident at El Rodeo Restaurant

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Moreno Valley, California (October 31, 2019) – One of the two pedestrians who were struck and killed by a car on Friday morning, October 18, has been identified as 29-year-old Junior Rafael Gonzalez.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened in the parking lot of El Rodeo Restaurant shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Gonzalez and 39-year-old Pedro Cortes Rodriguez were struck by a black Ford F-150 pick-up in the parking lot of El Rodeo Restaurant.

Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene while Rodriguez succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital at around on Sunday, October 27.

The motorist, 20-year-old Edgar Gomez, fled the scene after the accident but was later arrested on Tuesday, October 22, on suspicion of second-degree murder, hit-and-run causing death and assault with a deadly weapon.

Gomez was booked into the Southwest Detention Center. The accident is under investigation.  

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.