Archive for California Highway Patrol car accident report

YUCAIPA, California (July 6, 2013) –Michael Anthony Jaurigue, 57, of San Bernardino was killed and two people were injured Friday morning when the car he was riding in rear-ended a big rig truck and overturned onto the side of the Interstate 10 freeway, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 5:40 a.m., Jaurigue was riding as a passenger in a black 2001 Jeep Cherokee that was heading westbound on the I-10 freeway towards Yucaipa. The car was about a half-mile north of the County Line Road when the driver struck the back of the tractor trailer truck and rolled over onto the right shoulder, the press release said.

Jaurigue was taken by ambulance to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he later died at 1:40 p.m. the next day after undergoing surgery at the hospital. Two others in the Jeep Cherokee were injured in the crash.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash to determine liability.

“This is a tragedy for the family of Michael Jaurigue,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Hopefully they are able to come to terms with his loss and the others injured in this tragic crash are able to have a full recovery.”

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If you have been injured or lost a loved as the result of a negligent driver The Seegmiller Law Firm will do everything we can to help you. We work tirelessly to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car crash.

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LAS MESA, California (May 6, 2013) – According to an article by 8NewsNow, a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting occurred over the weekend on Interstate 8 eastbound near SR 125 in La Mesa. Early Sunday morning officers responded to a call at about 3:40 a.m., that a person was lying in the roadway. The California Highway Patrol appeared on the scene to find one man had sustained a gunshot wound in the left arm and the other man died of a gunshot wound to the head at Sharp Memorial Hospital. The CHP and La Mesa Police are still investigating.

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400 or contact Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or via email at sdcrimestoppers.com

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“We are a victim’s law firm that helps people who are hurt because of someone else’s negligence,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “A personal injury attorney will make sure that evidence is collected and an investigation is conducted to ensure your rights are protected after a car crash.”

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victim’s rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries, police brutality, and more. The firm has offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.




ANAHEIM, California — Maria Hernandez, 60, was struck by a car and killed Wednesday morning as she walked on Gilbert Street at Katella Avenue, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Coroner Department.

Just before 6 a.m., a motorist struck Hernandez and severely injured her as she walked across the roadway, the report said. Paramedics transported Hernandez to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she died more than an hour later at 7:30 a.m.

The pedestrian accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol’s Westminster bureau, the report said.

California Pedestrian Law

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. However, pedestrians still have a duty to exercise due care for their own safety when they step into the roadway. Pedestrians are prohibited from suddenly leaving a curb or other place of safety and walking or running into the path of a vehicle.

Additionally, the law prohibits pedestrians from unnecessarily stopping or delaying traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Drivers who are approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

Indeed, in California, there were 623 pedestrians killed and 12,668 injured in 2010, according to a CHP traffic report. Also, national data compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Authority shows that pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States were up 4.9% in 2010 to 4,280 deaths and injuries were up 19% in 2010 to 70,000 people injured.
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California –  At least one person was critically injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on the Interstate 15 freeway just north of Jurupa, according to a dispatch report by the California Highway Patrol.

A gray sports utility vehicle allegedly struck the center divider and then collided with a car in the No. 1 lane of the freeway about 1:30 p.m. The report indicated that the driver of the gray SUV was still in their vehicle and was unresponsive by the time police arrived on the scene of the car accident.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash about 1:38 p.m. and were expected to transport the victim with major injuries to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Orange County Personal Injury Law Firm

This article was written for the Seegmiller Law Firm.  Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the personal injury law firm, has been an advocate for injured victims of car accidents for more than 30 years.

If you have been injured in an Orange County car accident due to someone else’s negligence consider having a free case evaluation to determine whether you need a car accident law firm to represent you and help you obtain compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.


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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.

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