Osmin Machado Arrested after Fatal Victorville Bicycle Crash on 7th and East Sand Streets; Jesus Cruz Killed


Jesus Cruz Killed, Osmin Machado Arrested after Victorville Accident on 7th and East Sand Streets 

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Jesus Cruz Killed, Osmin Machado Arrested after Victorville Accident on 7th and East Sand Streets

Victorville, California – Authorities have arrested a suspect believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead in Victorville on March 8.

According to authorities, Jesus Santa Cruz, 37, of Victorville, was riding a bike when he was struck by a vehicle at around 5:46 a.m. in the area of 7th and East Sand streets. 

Cruz was found lying in the roadway and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The involved motorist fled from the scene after the crash.

The Victorville Police Department conducted an investigation that led them to arrest Osmin Reyes Machado, 53, of Victorville for hit-and-run. 

Police said Machado was suspected to be the driver of a dark-colored older model Chevy or GMC pickup truck that was seen in surveillance footage fleeing after hitting the bicyclist. Machado was arrested on March 20th.

The investigation is ongoing.

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.”

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