RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The Press-Enterprise is reporting that four people were seriously injured in an accident caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the September 29, 2012 accident was caused by a driver who just minutes before colliding with a truck carrying three people, left the scene of another accident. CHP officers said a suspected drunk driver, identified as Edilberto Sixto, was heading west on Highway 74 near Winchester Road when he rear-ended a vehicle at a stoplight shortly after 11:20 p.m. After the rear-end accident occurred, which police described as minor, Sixto sped through a red light and traveled for about a mile down Highway 74 before veering across the double yellow lines and crashing head-on into a Toyota Tacoma. The driver of the Tacoma, two passengers in the Tacoma, and Sixto were injured in the collision and taken to Riverside County Regional Medical Center for treatment of major injuries. Sixto was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and hit-and-run causing injury. Riverside County DUI Accident Liability Based on The Press-Enterprise news report, the drunk driver caused this tragic crash to occur and may be liable for the damages related to the victims’ injuries. If the victims would like to pursue justice in the civil court system, it is within their best interests to seek [...] Read more »
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Car accidents are a daily occurrence on the roads and highways of Los Angeles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost every driver will be involved in at least one accident in his or her lifetime. Although not every U.S. car crash results in occupant injury, millions do. In 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol, more than 50,800 people were injured in Los Angeles County car accidents. Car accident injuries can be minor (e.g. cuts, bruises) or serious (e.g. head injuries, internal organ injuries, and spinal cord injuries). Driver Negligence Victims seriously injured in a Los Angeles car accident may be able to obtain compensation from the driver responsible for the crash. However, before a victim can obtain any funds, the victim must prove that his or her injuries were caused by the negligent actions of the driver. Driver negligence can take many forms, including texting or talking on a cell phone, speeding, failure to obey traffic signals, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Key to a Successful Case Outcome If it is determined your injuries were caused by another driver’s wrongful behavior, a Los Angeles speeding car accident lawyer at the law firm of Estey Bomberger can help you establish fault. We have the financial resources needed to litigate a complex car crash case and work with some [...] Read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Three people were injured in a fiery crash that occurred on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu, reports CBS 2 Los Angeles. According to a Los Angeles County fire supervisor, an SUV containing a mother and her two children was overturned after being hit head-on by a Dodge Viper. The Dodge Viper’s driver was pulled to safety before the car burst into flames along eastbound PCH, one mile north of Trancas Canyon. A fire helicopter was dispatched to the accident scene and at least one victim was transported to a local hospital where the victim was said to be in critical condition. Although the exact cause of the accident is not known, authorities believe the November 27, 2011, car accident was caused by a drag race involving the Dodge Viper and another vehicle. Witnesses reported seeing the Dodge Viper traveling at a high rate of speed before the 12:26 p.m. accident occurred. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed speeding was a factor in almost 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States. Excessive speeding reduces stopping times and a driver’s ability to maintain control of a car. The Los Angeles auto accident lawyers at the law firm of Estey Bomberger have the legal experience and financial resources needed to litigate complex personal injury claims. We [...] Read more »
Five people were taken to three local trauma centers Monday afternoon following a head-on collision involving two vehicles in Newport Beach, the Orange County Register reported. The accident occurred on Newport Boulevard, north of Hospital Road, just before 4 p.m. According to news reports, authorities believe one of the vehicles went off the roadway and struck some palm trees, and then careened into oncoming lanes of traffic. Police did not determine why the driver lost control of the vehicle. The cause of the August 9th Newport Beach injury crash remains under investigation.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 – One person was critically injured and three others sustained less-serious injuries when two vehicles collided in southwest Riverside County, authorities said. The collision happened about 3:50 p.m. on Pala Temecula Road at Rancho Heights Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. One vehicle flipped onto its roof and firefighters had to extricate some occupants from their vehicles, authorities said. The most seriously injured victim was airlifted to a local hospital. Two others were hospitalized with major injuries and the other had moderate injuries, investigators said. The CHP is investigating the head-on collision. View Larger Map
AUGUST 27, 2009 – A 21-year-old woman was killed when the vehicle she was driving veered into oncoming traffic near Yucca Valley and slammed into a tractor-trailer, authorities said. Ashly Watson of Morongo Valley was driving a 2008 Honda Civic west on Twentynine Palms Parkway when the crash occurred about 7:45 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. For unknown reasons, witnesses said Watson quickly veered into the center turn lane near Scholl Road and continued into the eastbound No. 1 lane, striking the 2007 Freightliner at about 50 mph, authorities said. Watson died at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner. The driver of the big rig, identified as 51-year-old Glen Boren of Tolleson, Ariz., was transported to Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree for treatment of minor injuries. About 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled as a result of the collision, closing parts of the highway for several hours. The CHP is investigating the fatal big rig crash. View Larger Map
AUGUST 26, 2009 – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on the 60 Freeway in Glen Avon that killed a 28-year-old woman, authorities said. Noemi Hernandez of Los Angeles was apparently driving the wrong way on the Pomona Freeway at about 3:30 a.m. when her Nissan sedan slammed head-on into an eastbound tow truck, the CHP said. The collision occurred just east of the Millikan Avenue exit and just west of the Interstate 15 interchange. Hernandez was transported to Riverside Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:43 a.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner. The driver of the Ford F-450 diesel tow truck suffered minor injuries, authorities said. As part of the investigation, the CHP will try to determine how Hernandez’s vehicle ended up on the wrong side of the freeway. View Larger Map
AUGUST 26, 2009 – A 25-year-old woman died when the car she was riding in crashed head-on into another vehicle east of Lake Cachuma, authorities said. Lauren Krikorian of Oakland, a student at UC Berkeley, was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Highway 154 about 1 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. A vehicle operated by a 64-year-old driver veered into oncoming lanes and collided with the car occupied by Krikorian, authorities said. Krikorian died at the scene. Four others were injured in the crash, including one critically. The injured were transported to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, authorities said. The cars involved were described as a Lincoln Town Car and a Nissan Cube, but it’s unclear which car Krikorian was riding in. The CHP is continuing to investigate the head-on collision. View Larger Map
AUGUST 24, 2009 – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a motorcycle collision that killed a 60-year-old man, authorities said. Douglas Caldwell of Hesperia was riding a 2004 Kawasaki east on State Route 173 about 5:03 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, he crossed into the westbound lanes, according to the CHP. Caldwell’s motorcycle collided with a vehicle and he was ejected, authorities said. The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded and pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner. Highway 173 links the San Bernardino National Forest near Lake Silverwood with Hesperia.
AUGUST 17, 2009 – Two drivers were injured, including one critically, when their vehicles collided head-on while traveling on Santiago Canyon Road, authorities said. The collision occurred about 7:40 p.m. south of Irvine Lake, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Emergency personnel used the Jaws of Life to rescue at least one occupant. One of the drivers suffered critical trauma and the other moderate trauma, authorities said. Both were transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. The road was closed until 9:30 p.m. so the California Highway Patrol could investigate the crash site. Two-lane Santiago Canyon Road has been the site of numerous traffic fatalities and injuries over the years. The CHP is continuing its investigation into the head-on collision.