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West Covina, CA (October 13, 2019) – A 55-year-old man was killed when his car was struck by a vehicle fleeing from police in West Covina. The crash occurred around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12th at the intersection of Cameron and Glendora Avenues.
According to reports, the stolen vehicle was initially carjacked around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th. The vehicle was later spotted by police and a pursuit began when the suspect failed to stop. As the vehicle traveled northbound on Glendora Avenue, it crashed into a vehicle traveling eastbound at the intersection. Two adults were ejected from the eastbound vehicle, including Edward Louie Contreras. Contreras died at the scene, along with an unidentified female in the same vehicle. A child was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
The suspect was also taken to the hospital and later placed under arrest. No additional details have been released at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Edward Louie Contreras. Our thoughts are with the injured victims at this time.
A fatal California car accident is a devastating experience for the friends and loved ones left behind in the aftermath of the crash. Fatal car accidents happen very suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving little time for the family to process the grief and pain in the immediate aftermath of the crash. The pain can be made even more unbearable when intentional or blatantly criminal actions lead up to the fatal accident.
At The May Firm, our California wrongful death attorneys are here to help when your family has been the victim of tragedy. We understand the pain you are going through. While we understand that no amount of money can ever replace the loss of a loved one, we can assist you in obtaining compensation to tackle some of the financial burdens that you are facing.
Let us put our skills and experience to work for you. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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