GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA (April 13, 2017) – A man was killed after he was hit by a DUI driver on Grand Avenue on Thursday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:10 am on Grand Avenue near Arrow Highway. A man was working under the hood of his parked vehicle, when a northbound Scion XB driven by an intoxicated 29 year old struck the parked vehicle. The impact shoved the parked car forward, crushing the man working on his car between his vehicle and the one in front of it.
The 59 year old man working on his car was rushed to a hospital by responding paramedics, but was tragically pronounced dead a short time later. The man that struck the parked car fled the scene in his vehicle, but it broke down a short distance away. Authorities arrested the intoxicated driver, identified as 29 year old Mark Stephen Gagliardi, who was arrested for DUI, felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.