Jerry Ruiz, 33, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident that involved a rear-end collision. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal car accident occurred the morning of January 29, 2011 on the eastbound 210 Freeway near Buena Vista Street in Duarte. Ruiz drove his 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK 500 into the back of a GMC utility truck. Police believe Ruiz may have been travelling 95 miles per hour before the accident. Ruiz died at the scene of the accident and the 66-year-old Sierra Madre man driving the GMC suffered injuries, which were not life-threatening. The cause of this car accident is under investigation.
My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerry Ruiz. My thoughts and prayers are also with the Sierra Madre man injured in this car accident.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrolâ€™s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 70 people were injured in Duarte car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported as a result of Los Angeles County car accidents.