RIVERSIDE, California — Jerry Garcia, 18, of Moreno Valley, was killed Tuesday night after the driver of a 1995 Pontiac Grand AM car he was traveling in veered off the 215 freeway onto the shoulder, struck a tree and rolled over onto its roof, according to a Riverside County Sheriff Coroner report.
California Highway Patrol and paramedics responded to the Riverside car crash just north of Center Street about 9:41 p.m. Garcia was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead of his injuries about 10:24 p.m. The CHP has the car accident under investigation to determine why the vehicle drove off the road, the report said.
Riverside County Car Accident Statistics
Riverside County reported 203 fatal crashes and 7,974 injuries in 2009 collisions, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm explains. The investigation will seek to find out if any drivers involved were under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.
“Families of victims killed in car accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but later their lives may be forever changed due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Seegmiller.
Riverside County Car Accident Law Firm
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victim. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.
Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents resulting from another driver’s negligence. Our staff is compassionate and understands the pain its clients are going through. We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed.
There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Seegmiller Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys serve every Southern California County including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Kern County, Imperial Empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, San Diego County and San Francisco County.
The cities we handle include Anaheim, Buena Park, Colton, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, Torrance, Tustin, Westminster, West Covina, Victorville, Ventura and. Additionally, we have offices to serve clients in Las Vegas, Nevada.