Redlands, CA – Leonard Ortiz is Killed After Fatal Hit-And-Run on Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA (October 17, 2018) – On the morning of October 16th, police were called to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident. According to local authorities, there is an ongoing search for the driver of the hit-and-run crash that struck a 48-year-old Leonard Ortiz. The incident occurred in the area of E. Colton Avenue and Orange Street in Redlands on Tuesday morning.
Investigators reported that Leonard Ortiz was riding his scooter Tuesday morning when he was suddenly struck by a dark-colored SUV. The driver of the SUV reportedly kept driving and jumped on the westbound 10 Freeway at Orange Street. The identity of the driver is currently unknown. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the accident where they transported Mr. Ortiz to Loma Linda University Medical Center of his injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries and passed away in the hospital. The events leading up to the accident have not been established as on right now. According to police, they will continue their search for the hit-and-run driver who killed the beloved crossing guard.
No further information has been released at this time.
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As part of the ongoing investigation, officials will search for the driver of the dark-colored SUV and determine if drugs, alcohol, or distracted driving played a role in the events leading up to the fatal collision. Meanwhile, investigators will inspect the scooter and examine photographs of the crash site to determine the cause of the accident.
We would like to send our condolences to the family members and loved ones of Leonard Ortiz. We hope that you find comfort in knowing how loved Mr. Ortiz was by the community. We pray that you will find peace during this devasting time.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit and run accident you may be entitled to compensation. You should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney right away. The Los Angeles Injury Group is here to assist you with reaching a settlement with other insurance companies, or if necessary, represent you in a lawsuit. Give us a call for a free consultation today at 310-954-7248.