KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles News reported recently that a suspected impaired driver injured a pedestrian and killed the pedestrian’s two dogs in a motor vehicle accident this past weekend in Rancho Cucamonga.
The incident occurred just after 2:15 p.m. Saturday, along the 7100 block of Archibald Avenue near the Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail. The victim was walking ahead of his family in a crosswalk when a speeding car struck him and his dogs as he was halfway through the intersection. The driver of the vehicle then lost control and the vehicle impacted a nearby tree at high velocity. The injured pedestrian was medically transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Both of his dogs were declared dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver, a Rancho Cucamonga man 23 years of age, was also taken to a local hospital, and a blood sample was taken for toxicology after a search warrant was served by sheriff’s deputies. Upon being released from the hospital, the driver was arrested and booked at the West Valley Detention Center for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) with a bail of $100,000. The collision remains under investigation.