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Hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist arrested -- Riverside Police Provided Mug Shot

Hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist arrested — Riverside Police Provided Mug Shot

CALIMESA, California (Jan. 13, 2014) — Phillip Richards, 64, of Beaumont died Saturday afternoon roughly two weeks after he was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver who struck his bicycle on Dec. 29 at the intersection of Calimesa Boulevard and Singleton Road, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

Additionally, last week on Jan. 6, 2014, police tracked down and arrested the suspected hit-and-run driver identified as William Donald Johnson, 42, of Calimesa and booked him into the Smith Correctional Facility on charges of felony hit and run.

According to police, Johnson was allegedly driving a green 2005 Ford 500 heading northbound on Calimesa Boulevard when for unknown reasons he veered across the center divider and drove head on into the Richards who was riding his bicycle in the opposite direction, the report said. Johnson then fled the scene and left the injured man in the street.

Paramedics responding to the crash and quickly transported the bicyclist to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where he fought to stay alive for nearly two weeks, but later died on Jan. 11, 2014. His death is the 89th bicycle fatality in Southern California, according to bikinginla.com.

In the days following the bicycle crash, Riverside police were searching for the suspect described as an elderly white or Hispanic male with white hair in a small compact green or blue 4-door car.

On Jan. 6, about noon, a Riverside deputy spotted a vehicle that matched the description and had damage that was consistent with evidence gathered at the scene of the bicycle accident. The car was parked in a driveway in the 1200 block of Cherry Lane in Calimesa.  Police identified William Donald Johnson, who has white hair and is the car’s owner, as the driver who fled the scene of the bicycle accident.

If you have more information about this accident please contact police at 951-922-7100.

“Hit-and-run drivers are not only cowards, but under California law they are also criminals because they are required to render aid to victims and call for police,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “There is not only a lawful duty, but a moral duty to help someone who is injured. This driver should be held responsible for his actions.”

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Fatal Crash, Two Vehicles on Cajalco Road at La Sierra Avenue- file photo

Fatal Crash, Two Vehicles on Cajalco Road at La Sierra Avenue- file photo

Police Investigating 2-Vehicle Crash Involving Big Rig Truck

LAKE MATHEWS, California (Jan. 3, 2014) – At least one person is dead after a collision Friday morning between a big rig truck hauling rocks and a silver 2000 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan on Cajalco Road and La Sierra Avenue in Riverside County, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 8:34 a.m., CHP officers say the eastbound lanes at Cajalco Road and Temescal Canyon Road were shut down for their investigation into the fatal wreck.

“Sadly, there are few words that can comfort this person’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” Attorney West Seegmiller said.  “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them as they try to piece together what happened and come to terms with his death.”

There is an accident report pending for this crash and it will contain an analysis of the collision factors based on evidence collected by police. This report will establish fault, Seegmiller said. The report is typically available within 30 days.

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Driver Critically Injured After Allegedly Running Red LIght

RIVERSIDE, California (Jan. 16, 2013) — Ana Cortes, 48, of Riverside was killed Wednesday morning after another driver in a pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and struck her sedan at the intersection of Peralta Place and Limonite Avenue, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 10:24 a.m., a female driver in a pickup truck was traveling westbound on Limonite when she allegedly failed to stop for the red light signal at Peralta and crashed into the sedan driven by Cortes who was traveling southbound on Peralta.

Both drivers suffered major injuries in the crash and were transported to Riverside Community Hospital where Cortes later died of her injuries. The condition of the other driver has not be released.

The Jurupa Valley Police Department is investigating the crash including testing to determine whether or not alcohol was a factor in the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

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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 crash.”

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ 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 Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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PERRIS, California — Francisco Garcia, 24, of Hemet was killed following a car accident Wednesday night on the westbound lanes of Cajalco Road at Smith Road, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Garcia was critically injured in a crash and paramedics responding to the scene of the crash immediately transferred the injured man to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment. A few hours later, at 9 p.m. Garcia died of his injuries at the hospital.

Perris Car Accident Statistics

Six people were killed and 141 injured in 2010 car accidents in the city of Perris. In Riverside County, there were 190 deaths and 7,632 injuries due to car crashes in 2010. In California, there were 2,520 people killed and 161,094 injuries in 2010 as well as 252,876 property damage claims resulting from car accidents including pedestrian crashes, motorcycle accidents and bicycle collisions.

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This article was provided by the Seegmiller Law Firm. Our attorneys offer a free consultation for prospective clients who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a crash. Call 1-855-ASK–WEST (1-855-275-9378) to speak with an attorney.

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ 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 and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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PHELAN, California — (San Bernardino County) Joseph Orosco, 68, of Phelan was killed in a two-vehicle traffic accident Thursday night on Goss Road at Sheep Creek Road, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Last night about 6 p.m., Orosco was traveling in the westbound lanes of Goss Road in his white Chevrolet pickup truck when he was struck for unknown reasons by a blue Suzuki sedan driving southbound on Sheep Creek Road.

The California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a call for help at the intersection, but upon arrival they pronounced Orosco dead at the scene of the two-vehicle collision about 6:18 p.m.

Police say the driver of the Suzuki was injured in the crash and paramedics transported the person to a local hospital for treatment.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

“This type of collision is typically the result of one driver failing to yield to a stop sign or traffic light, however, police will gather evidence, take witness statements and take measurements to determine what may have taken place,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

This article was sponsored by the Seegmiller Law Firm. Our attorneys offer a free consultation for prospective clients who have been injured or have lost a loved one in a crash. Call 1-855-ASK–WEST (1-855-275-9378) to speak with an attorney.

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ 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 and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Fresno, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco and Sacramento, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.