Road Rage Turns Deadly

RIALTO — A man and woman were killed and two children were seriously injured early Thursday in a car crash police allege was due to road rage.

Rialto police say Yvette Pulido, 31, of Fontana got into a dispute with another driver at Cactus Avenue and the 210 Freeway at 12:16 a.m. That dispute continued southbound until the drivers reached the railroad tracks when a train was coming through, said Rialto police Capt. Randy DeAnda.

“The victim tried to flip a U-turn and (Pulido) intentionally collided into them,” DeAnda said.


Pulido then sped away and lost control on Cactus, sliding nearly 300 feet into a tree. The impact knocked out a large hole in the block wall behind the tree.

Pulido’s fiance, Martin Serrano, 32, of Bloomington was thrown from the car. He and Pulido were pronounced dead at the scene.

Rialto firefighters worked frantically to rescue Pulido’s 1 and 6-year-old sons, who became pinned in the back seat.

“We had to take off the whole roof and we had to move the front seat back to the front to access the kids in the back,” said Rialto firefighter paramedic Matt Payne.


Police said it appeared Pulido was trying to make a left turn onto Alru Street when she lost control. DeAnda estimated she was driving at least 80 mph.

“She was going way too fast,” DeAnda said.

The 6-year-old boy suffered broken legs in the crash and the 1-year-old received cuts and scratches.

“It’s a miracle that those children survived the crash,” DeAnda said. “The 1-year-old should have been in a child seat. He had just a seat belt on.”

Maryann Pabon and other neighbors gathered near the crash scene after San Bernardino County coroner’s personnel picked up Pulido and Serrano.


She said she heard the crash from her house nearby.

“We just heard a bang,” she said. “What really made me know something was wrong was my dog and my neighbor’s dog started going crazy with the sirens.”

Robert Hernandez, a friend of Serrano and Pulido, said the couple had been heading home, but didn’t know where they were coming from.

“They were going to get married and asked me to be the best man,” he said.

They had been engaged three months. Thursday was Pulido’s birthday.

He described Serrano as a hard worker who loaded and unloaded trucks for Kuehne and Nagel in Rialto. He got the job through an Ontario employment agency where Hernandez works.

Pulido was a homemaker.

“She was a beautiful person,” Hernandez said.

Story provided by SB Sun Newspaper at the following link

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  1. Brittius
    Aug 16, 2013 @ 14:20:06

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