Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident in Fountain Valley: Authorities Appeal for Assistance in Locating Driver [Fountain Valley, CA]

Fountain Valley, CA (May 16, 2024)- The Fountain Valley community was shaken by a tragic incident that unfolded on a seemingly ordinary Sunday morning, leaving one man dead and a family grieving the loss of a beloved member.

Antonio Huerta, a 52-year-old resident of Huntington Beach, was out for a leisurely bike ride at Slater Avenue and Santa Maria Street when his life was abruptly cut short by a hit-and-run driver. The incident occurred just after 7 a.m., casting a somber shadow over the quiet neighborhood.

Fatal Hit-and-Run Incident in Fountain Valley
Slater Avenue and Santa Maria where the accident occurred claiming the life of 52-year-old Antonio Huerta from Huntington Beach, who was struck while riding his bike

 According to reports from the Fountain Valley Police Department, Huerta was riding his bicycle along Slater Avenue when a vehicle traveling eastbound veered into the bicycle lane and collided with him.

The impact of the crash was devastating, leaving Huerta critically injured and in urgent need of medical attention.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and found Huerta lying on the sidewalk, fighting for his life. Despite their best efforts to stabilize him, Huerta’s injuries proved fatal, and he tragically passed away the following day.

The loss of Huerta has left his family, friends, and the entire community reeling with grief. His untimely death serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that cyclists face on the road, especially when confronted with reckless and negligent drivers.

As authorities launch an investigation into the hit-and-run incident, they are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the apprehension of the driver responsible for Huerta’s death.

The Fountain Valley Police Department is urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has knowledge of the fleeing driver to come forward and assist with the investigation.

Eyewitness accounts, surveillance footage, or any other pertinent details could prove invaluable in identifying and apprehending the perpetrator. 

Those with information are encouraged to contact the authorities at 714-593-4481, as every lead brings them closer to securing justice for Huerta and his grieving loved ones.

In the wake of this devastating tragedy, Huerta’s family is faced with the daunting task of navigating through their grief while also grappling with the financial and emotional repercussions of his untimely death.

As they mourn the loss of their cherished family member, they may find solace in knowing that legal recourse is available to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Our attorneys at Crockett’s Law Group understand the profound impact that such accidents can have on the lives of victims and their families. We are committed to providing compassionate support and legal guidance to those affected by wrongful death incidents caused by hit-and-run drivers.

Through our expertise in car accident litigation, we strive to secure the maximum compensation possible for our clients, including coverage for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and emotional distress.

Our law firm extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

It’s important to have experienced wrongful death lawyers on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

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Source: My News LA

The map below shows the Santa Maria and Slater Avenue where the accident occurred claiming the life of 52-year-old Antonio Huerta from Huntington Beach, who was struck while riding his bike

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Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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