LUDLOW, California (San Bernardino County) – Mariano Orendain, 50, of Kingman, Arizona was killed after the driver of the Dodge pick-up truck he was traveling in crashed on the westbound Interstate 40 freeway early Tuesday morning, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department.
The driver of the 2004 Dodge 1500 pick-up truck was transported by medical helicopter to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Orendain, a passenger in the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
According to the report, the pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 about 5:14 a.m. in the morning. At about 1.5 miles west of Crucero Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons causing it to overturn across both westbound lanes and land off to the right south-side shoulder of the road.
The Barstow California Highway Patrol office is investigating the crash to determine what caused the driver to lose control. Family members will need this report to determine liability for the crash and an experienced law firm can help them recover financial losses resulting from the car accident.
California Car Accident Statistics
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 in order to find out who is liable to the other party for damages, said Attorney West Seegmiller. The investigation will seek to find out if either driver was under the influence of alcohol, drugs or distracted. Also, police are seeking to find out if there are 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. “Every driver pays for insurance to cover themselves and passengers in case there is an accident because the victims will need money for their medical needs and so many other financial losses.”
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. If someone else was responsible for this accident it’s important that you act quickly to protect your rights and future. 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. 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. Our firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.
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.
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