YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA (December 29, 2016) – A 22 year old man was killed in a collision on Thursday morning after a police pursuit on Fern Lane and Date Avenue, according to a local news source. (map)
At around 2:00 am, officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on Jesus Ortiz, but Ortiz fled the scene immediately. Officers gave chase and Jesus Ortiz crashed into a tree during the pursuit at the intersection of Date Avenue and Fern Lane.
Jesus Ortiz was rushed to a nearby trauma center by responding medical personnel, but was tragically pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Yucaipa, Los Angeles, San Jose, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.