Ernestina Rivas Killed in Car Crash on Waterman Avenue and Third Street in San Bernardino 


Ernestina Rivas Dies in San Bernardino Crash at Waterman Avenue and Third Street 

Ernestina Rivas Dies in San Bernardino Crash at Waterman Avenue and Third Street

San Bernardino, California – Ernestina Rivas, 48, of San Bernardino was killed in a car accident involving a big rig in San Bernardino Wednesday night, according to the authorities.

At about 8:19 p.m. December 16, authorities said a Chevrolet Tahoe traveling southbound on Waterman Avenue crashed into a car near the Third Street intersection.

The impact pushed the car forwards and into a Toyota Camry waiting at a red light. The Camry was then pushed into Rivas’ Camry, which was also stopped at the red light.

The Camry that Rivas was driving was pushed into the path of a semi-truck at the intersection.

Rivas was transported to a hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the SUV, a 27-year-old man from San Bernardino, had minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury.

The accident is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.