SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 – A Cathedral City man died Thursday evening when his pickup truck struck a guardrail and rolled over on Interstate 10. The accident occurred on the westbound side of the freeway, about .7 miles east of Cook Street. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was partially ejected from his truck. The CHP is investigating the cause of the fatal Interstate 10 crash. View Larger Map
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Information and news about auto accidents and vehicle rollovers.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 – A 20-year-old man was killed when the farm harvester he was operating was struck by a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver, authorities said. Rigoberto Palomares was riding the harvester on Famoso-Porterville Highway near Pond Road when the collision happened, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The harvester collided with a pickup truck driven by 30-year-old Rogelio Zaragoza, causing both vehicles to overturn, investigators said. Palomares, who was pinned under the harvester, was airlifted to Kern Medical Center, where he died of his injuries, according to the Kern County Coroner. Zaragoza was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday on charges that include gross vehicular manslaughter, authorities said. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the agricultural accident. View Larger Map
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 – A 60-year-old Paso Robles man was killed when his pickup truck went over a 300-foot cliff in the Santa Ynez Valley, authorities said. The driver was identified as George E. Glisson, according to the Santa Barbara County Coroner. Glisson was driving a 2002 Ford F250 pickup east on Highway 154 when he lost control along a sweeping right curve about 5:30 p.m., authorities said. Traveling approximately 55-60 mph, the vehicle briefly crossed the center line before the driver overcorrected and drove off the paved south edge of the highway, investigators said. The car continued across a dirt shoulder before plunging over the embankment, landing on its roof in a creek bed. Members of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded and found Glisson still belted into his vehicle, but dead at the scene, authorities said. One of two dogs in the vehicle also died in the crash, while the other did not sustain any visible injuries, the CHP said. The CHP is continuing to investigate the fatal car crash. View Larger Map
AUGUST 31, 2009 – The Upland Police Department is investigating a car crash that killed a 66-year-old woman. The San Bernardino Coroner’s Department identified the victim as Noriko Uno of Upland. She was traveling south on Euclid Avenue at a high rate of speed shortly after 4 p.m. when she crossed over the center divider near 23rd Street, according to coroner’s officials. She drove in the wrong direction for a short distance before making contact with the center divider, becoming airborne and overturning in the roadway, authorities said. Uno remained in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by personnel from the Upland Fire Department, coroner’s officials said. View Larger Map
AUGUST 31, 2009 – A 48-year-old man died when the sports-utility vehicle he was driving crashed on Interstate 215 in San Bernardino County, authorities said. Goldie Williams Jr. of Lakewood was driving a 2004 Lincoln Navigator southbound on I-215 when the accident occurred about 11:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators said Williams was attempting to pass a big rig south of Palm Avenue when he lost control of the SUV and veered off the Barstow Freeway, causing the Lincoln to overturn numerous times. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene by San Bernardino County fire personnel, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner. A passenger in the SUV sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, authorities said. The CHP is continuing to investigate the fatal SUV rollover accident. View Larger Map
AUGUST 31, 2009 – A 39-year-old woman died when her sports-utility vehicle veered off Interstate 15 in Riverside County, authorities said. Karina Elizabeth McLeod of Palmdale was driving north on I-15 about 5:30 p.m. when she lost control and crashed about ½ mile south of Indian Truck Trail, according to the California Highway Patrol. The SUV overturned, struck a metal pole and went down the embankment, authorities said. McLeod was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene at 5:43 p.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner. The coroner’s report stated that McLeod was wearing a seat belt at the time of the rollover. The CHP is investigating the fatal I-15 crash. View Larger Map
AUGUST 26, 2009 – A tractor-trailer lost its brakes while traveling north on Interstate 5 in Lebec and crashed into a sports-utility vehicle, killing a passenger in the SUV, authorities said. Sumiko Imamura, 67, of Fresno died at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 4 p.m. south of Grapevine Road, according to the Kern County Coroner. The big rig lost its brakes on a downhill section and continued to gain speed, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck collided with the Mazda SUV in the fast lane, just north of the runaway escape ramp on the west side of the road. The impact caused the SUV to veer onto a dirt embankment and overturn, ejecting Imamura, authorities said. The truck continued northbound and collided with a Ford pickup truck. Debris from the collision also struck a Subaru Impreza. The big rig finally came to rest north of Laval Road, the CHP said. The driver of the big rig was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and booked into Kern County Jail, authorities said. The CHP is continuing to investigate the fatal runaway trailer accident. View Larger Map
AUGUST 26, 2009 – An 84-year-old woman died when the sports-utility vehicle she was riding in collided with another vehicle and overturned near Cajon, authorities said. Maria Sanchez of Hesperia was riding in a Toyota 4Runner driven by 43-year-old Maria D. Santana of Hesperia, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner. They were traveling east on Highway 138 near mile marker 16 when a Ford Taurus driven by 23-year-old Michael V. Santos of Victorville made an illegal U-turn in front of the SUV, investigators said. The Toyota collided with the back of the Ford about 10:10 p.m. east of Interstate 15, causing the 4Runner to roll several times, investigators said. Sanchez was ejected from the SUV and transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, where she was pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m., coroner’s officials said. Santana, Santos and a 22-year-old passenger in the Taurus, Sandra Alcantar of Victorville, sustained minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal SUV rollover. If you lost a loved one in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call a Victorville car accident attorney at Estey Bomberger. We can offer victims’ family members expert legal advice during what is for many, the hardest time of their lives.There is no cost to call our law firm.
AUGUST 17, 2009 – A 30-year-old man was killed when his vehicle overturned in Rosamond, authorities said. The body of Anthony Joe Jiminez of Palmdale was discovered about 6:30 a.m. near the wreckage of his Honda Civic, according to the Kern County Coroner. The car accident occurred sometime late Saturday or early Sunday on Rosamond Road east of 125th street, officials said. A passerby noticed his heavily damaged vehicle in a field and called emergency personnel. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal rollover crash. View Larger Map
AUGUST 16, 2009 – The driver of a minivan was arrested after the vehicle he was operating overturned on Interstate 10, injuring himself and four passengers, including three children, authorities said. Edward Dunbar, 32, of Fairfield was driving east at a high rate of speed in a 1993 Mazda MPV about 7:15 a.m., when a tread on the vehicle’s left rear tire separated, according to the California Highway Patrol. Dunbar applied the brakes and turned the steering wheel to the right, but lost control about 14 miles east of Indio. The vehicle veered across both eastbound lanes, struck a raised asphalt curb and overturned several times, the CHP said. Two children were ejected from the van during the crash, authorities said. A 2-year-old boy suffered a broken arm in the rollover, a 5-year-old girl broke her leg and a 6-year-old boy and a 35-year-old woman sustained head injuries, authorities said. All but the 5-year-old were properly restrained, the CHP said. The victims were airlifted to Loma Linda Medical Center, officials said. Dunbar, who also broke his leg in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs and felony child endangerment, authorities said. The CHP is continuing to investigate the I-10 rollover crash. View Larger Map