The Riverside community is in mourning after the tragic death of Ramona High School assistant water polo coach, Christian Dominguez, 21. On July 25, Christian, an admired figure among students and colleagues, was fatally struck by an unlicensed teenage driver on the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol reports that Christian was riding his motorcycle when the teen, driving an Acura TSX sedan recklessly, abruptly changed lanes and collided with him. The teenager then fled the scene, leaving Christian fatally wounded.
A cherished member of the community, Christian was renowned for his passion for coaching water polo and swimming. Cindy Robinson, head coach of boys’ water polo at Ramona High School, praised Christian’s mentorship. “I cannot tell you what an amazing job he did as a coach, as a mentor for kids looking up to him,” she said.
The community has rallied around Christian’s family, planning a scholarship in his honor. Meanwhile, the hit-and-run driver was tracked down and arrested thanks to dashcam footage. While drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash, the teen could face charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
This tragic Riverside hit-and-run incident serves as a somber reminder of the perils motorcyclists face. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash.
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