Katrina Hernandez, suspect in hit-and-run death of Emily Castaneda released on bail

Posted: June 22, 2022

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (June 22, 2022) – Katrina Hernandez, 37, of Orange County, was released from West Valley Detention Center on bail, where she had been detained since June 15 following a hit-and-run crash.

The victim of the crash, Emily Castaneda, 29, was a pedestrian when she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run by Hernandez in Hesperia on June 12 at around 4:15 a.m.

Katrina Hernandez was found by authorities on June 15 on the 12900 block of Beach Boulevard in Stanton and was arrested and booked into jail.

Victorville Daily Press reports that no court date had been scheduled yet

Liability In Hesperia Pedestrian Accidents

Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver distraction
  • Inclement weather

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Hesperia Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Emily Castaneda. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.


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