Fontana, California (February 11, 2020) – The driver of a Burrtec Waste garbage truck was killed in a collision that left a second driver seriously injured in Fontana on Friday, February 7.
A Burrtec truck collided with a white Chevy Silverado pickup
truck at about 5:06 p.m. at the intersection of Cherry and Whittram avenues,
the California Highway Patrol said.
The impact of the collision sent the truck off the roadway
where it crashed into a traffic light pole.
Officials from the San Bernardino County Fire Department who
responded to the incident had to extricate the driver of the garbage truck.
The truck driver, who was later identified as 34-year-old Pedro Pelayo of Fontana, was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The 48-year-old Fontana man who was driving the Chevrolet
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works contained
a natural gas leak coming from the truck.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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 is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.