San Bernardino authorities responded to a car accident involving two vehicles, a white 1997 Toyota Corolla occupied by a family of four and a silver 2004 Chevy Impala. The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m., when the Impala ran the intersection of Sixth and D Street and collided into the passenger side of the Corolla.
30-year-old Araceli Urbano was riding in the front passenger seat with her husband and two children when the accident occurred. San Bernardino Fire Department had to cut Araceli out of the wreckage in order to remove her from the car. Araceli was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center but passed away later that day.
Her husband, Victor Hernandez, and their two children in the backseat of the car were all taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. Authorities stated that one of the children involved in the accident was a infant.
After crashing into the Urbano’s car, the man operating the Impala tried to flee on foot but was stopped by witnesses. The driver of the Impala was identified as 30-year-old Melvin Isiah Jones of San Bernardino, who was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury, and felony hit-and-run.
Any car accident can cause financial and emotional turmoil, not only to the individuals involved but families and loved ones are affected as well. If you ever find yourself involved in a car accident its vital that you contact local police and a car accident lawyer in San Bernardino immediately.
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