Two People are Fatally Wounded in Multi-Vehicle Accident in Fontana
Fontana, California (July 7th, 2021) – On the late afternoon of Saturday, July 7th, two people lost their lives in an accident involving four cars in Fontana, according to reports from the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
The multi-vehicle collision happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Sierra Ave. at Ramona Ave. between Foothill Blvd. and Baseline Ave.
The Fontana Police Department reports that a total of three people were rushed to local hospitals.
Police have stated that shortly before the accident happened, the department was notified of a vehicle traveling at extremely high speeds on southbound Sierra Ave.
The vehicle in question was a green-colored Ford Expedition. The vehicle eventually moved onto a northbound lane and collided with a smaller red sedan transporting four individuals. Two people who were in the red sedan, later identified as a mother and daughter, were fatally wounded in the accident. The other two people in the red vehicle were rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
The Ford Expedition driver was also transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
There were two other vehicles involved in the accident and the passengers of those vehicles did not require immediate medical attention.
Sierra Ave. was closed off for a period of time while authorities conducted an investigation. No further information regarding this accident is available at this time, however, authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Fontana Police Department.
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