Cathy Bishop Fragoso, a Riverside County Social worker/Supervisor (DPSS) for more than 20 years – a mother, grandmother and widow – suffered catastrophic injuries when illiegal street racers, in 2 separate vehicles, slammed into the vehicle she was a back passenger in, with one car fleeing the scene.
Subsequently, Cathy suffered traumatic brain jury, a broken neck, broken arm, broken pelvis, broken leg, ruptured and lacerated organs, injuries to her eyes and multiple strokes.
Cathy, a career Department of Social Services Supervisor for Riverside County, is no longer able to work and has incurred nearly 2 million dollars in medical bills thus far, and will need medical care for the rest of her life.
Your donations will help and are deeply appreciated, in addition to what her family and friends have done, and will do to help her.
See the CBS News story below regarding her accident on the 215 fwy exit and 2nd Street in San Bernardino, California.
NO ARRESTS have been made, despite San Bernardino Police Department knowing the identity of the drivers who did this to her and her two close friends; also injured. San Bernardino Police Detective – Peck, a former “street racer” himself, has been indifferent toward the plight of the victims yet, sympathetic to the offenders.
If this wasn’t enough, in last week’s Santa Ana Riverbed Fire in Riverside, Cathy’s home fell victim to the fire; the fences, trees and entire backyard were burned, the eaves of her home and Christmas lights, as well, before swift firefighters saved the actual home.
Channel 2 News Video & Article
LOMA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — A Riverside grandmother was in critical condition Monday night after an accident Saturday evening that’s being blamed on illegal street racing.
As KCAL9/CBS2’s Tina Patel reports, the 62-year-old woman, Cathy Fragoso, was in the backseat of a car coming off the 215 Freeway in San Bernardino when they were hit by two cars that appeared to be street racing.
Fragoso is now in the hospital with traumatic brain injury, a broken neck and severe internal damage.
“They’ve said she may never walk again. Might not talk. She’s never going to be the same,” said daughter Melodie Sevilla.
“From what I understand the first car clipped the back of the car. The car spun and then the second car hit and it caused it to roll a few times,” Sevilla said.
Police told Sevilla they are still looking for the first car which took off after the accident. The driver and passenger in the second car were injured themselves but Sevilla said police still haven’t told her family who they are or if they are facing any charges.
“They did go to the hospital. We know that. But from what we understand they were released from the hospital,” said Sevilla.
Sevilla and her family said they’re just trying to focus on her mom’s recovery right now. But they do want drivers who race to know just how devastating their actions can be.
“It’s just needless, just needless,” said Sevilla. “It didn’t have to happen.”