Driver Flees After 2-Vehicle Crash in Fontana; Several Injured
Police on Saturday were searching for a driver who fled the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Fontana that left several people injured.
The collision occurred about 3:34 a.m. at the intersection of Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard (map), the Fontana Police Department said in a news release.
The driver of a black 2006 Ford Escape, which was heading northbound on Sierra, had ran a red light where the street crosses the 10 Freeway, witnesses told police. He was reportedly traveling at 60 mph.
A Nissan Altima had stopped for a red light at Sierra and Valley when it was rear-ended by the Ford, according to the news release.
The occupants of the Nissan included a driver of unknown age and four passengers: two adults, ages 30 and 52; and two children, ages 4 months and 11.
That vehicle’s driver and the children suffered head trauma; the car’s other two passengers complained of pain, authorities said.
As witnesses came to their aid, the driver of the Ford left the scene on foot, Fontana police said.
The Nissan’s occupants, with the exception of the 52-year-old, were transported to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The driver who fled is described as a Hispanic man, about 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, with a medium build.
The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fontana Police Department.