FONTANA, California (Nov. 30, 2013) — Roberto Garcia Cardenas, 72, of Fontana was killed Friday afternoon in a car accident on Sierra Avenue just north of Summit Avenue, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.
About 4:11 p.m., Cardenas was traveling southbound in his Honda Odyssey van when another motorist in a Toyota Yaris drove past Cardenas on the right shoulder of the roadway. The Toyota lost control which caused the Honda to broadside the Toyota.
According to police, the Honda went about 300 feet off the roadway into the desert and was catapulted by a berm. The Honda overturned and landed upside down.
Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash, but Cardenas died at the scene. The other driver and occupants of the Toyota were injured and taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals for treatment.
The Fontana Police Department is investigating the crash to determine its cause.
“Police will determine liability for this accident and the responsible driver will be held accountable for the other driver’s losses,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “My condolences go out to the family of the man who died in this crash as the come to terms with his loss and try to piece together what happened.”