1 Killed, Child Seriously Injured in Suspected DUI Car Accident at 5th Street and Mountain View Avenue in San Bernardino

Man Killed, Child Injured in San Bernardino Car Crash at 5th Street and Mountain View Avenue

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San Bernardino, California (November 11, 2019) – A 56-year-old San Bernardino man was killed and a child seriously injured in an alleged DUI car accident in San Bernardino early Saturday morning.

The fatal crash occurred at about 3:49 a.m. November 9, at the intersection of 5th Street and Mountain View Avenue.

37-year-old Jeffrey Lukes from Rialto was driving a Toyota Tacoma when he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a 1994 Honda Civic that was making a left turn onto Mt. Vernon Avenue from eastbound 5th Street.

The 56-year-old man who was driving the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene.

A child who was riding with the deceased suffered severe injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The condition of the toddler was reported to be critical on Sunday evening.

Lukes reportedly exited his vehicle and fled the scene by foot, but he was later arrested and held without bail at the West Valley Detention Center.

No further information concerning the incident was provided.

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 is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.