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WESTMINSTER, California – Jessica Dayoan, 18, of Westminster was killed and two others injured Thursday night in what police say was a street race between her brother and another vehicle in the 14600 block of Hoover Street, according to new reports and a press release by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner.

Dayoan was riding as a passenger a red convertible Toyota driven by her brother, Jorel Dayoan, at the time of the 5 p.m. crash located at the intersection of Hoover Street and Hazard Avenue.

Her brother Jorel reportedly lost control of the vehicle and it swerved into oncoming traffic where it was then struck in the side of the car where Jessica was seated by the driver of a silver minivan, news reports said. Jorel sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The driver who was racing with Dayoan’s vehicle fled the scene of the crash, but the driver of the minivan was transported to a nearby hospital with critical injuries sustained in the Westminster car accident. Police are looking for the other driver.

Spring Break and California Street Race, Drag Race or Speed Race

The Westminster street race crash comes just a day after a deadly San Diego crash that killed two Santana high school students Jayli Campbell, 16, and Anthony Foreman, 18. In that crash, there were also two others critically injured. The driver of the vehicle, who suffered minor injuries, engaged in a street race with another friend on State Route 52. The second driver, Michael S. Johnson, 18, of Lakeside, who was racing with the teens was unharmed.

Police, however, arrested Johnson on charges of suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs as well as participating in a speed contest resulting in injury. He posted $50,000 bail and was released from jail Thursday afternoon, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s website.

Indeed California has been known as the birthplace of street racing or drag racing. So what exactly is street racing? The California Department of Motor Vehicles describes a speed contest as an “illegal exhibition of speed conducted on public streets or highways using a motor vehicle.” Typically, such competitions may include a timing device, but often it pits one driver against another in a spontaneous roadway competition.

“Indeed this is highly dangerous conduct that often has devastating results,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Sadly our teenagers often lack the experience and wisdom to drive safely on our roadways.”

This type of illegal behavior by drivers is a threat to public safety and reportedly killed some 5,749 teenagers in 1999 throughout the United States, according to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Additionally, the California Office of Traffic Safety, reports there were more than 800 citations issued in 2001 for illegal speed racing in California.

In Southern California, police are quick to crack down on drivers and spectators who engage in this type of racing. In fact, the city of San Diego was the first US city to allow the arrest of spectators attending street races. Drivers who violate street racing laws may lose their vehicle to an impoundment and or the vehicle may be destroyed. Police also have authority to suspend or revoke a driver’s license.

However, drivers and their passengers need not engage in illegal drag races to be at risk of death or injury on our roadways. 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.  ______________________________________________________________________________

The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought 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, San Diego and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner report

COLTON, California —  Jose Aguilera, 25, of Moreno Valley was killed early Monday morning after he was ejected from his car after it flipped and rolled multiple times on a dirt shoulder at the intersection of Woodson and Reche Canyon roads, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner report.

According to the coroner report, it was just after midnight when Aguilera was allegedly speeding in this residential section of Colton, a community of 52,000 in San Bernardino County.

Speed was indicated as the primary collision factor in 29% of the fatal and injury collisions, according to the 2009 California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.

“Indeed many drivers travel too fast for road conditions and as a result can lose control of a vehicle, especially as they enter a curve in the road,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

Every traffic accident is a tragedy not only for the family impacted by the collision, but by friends, co-workers and acquaintances that have been touched by the victim’s life.

If you have been injured in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. Most people will be involved in some sort of crash in their lifetimes, but serious crashes can be devastating both emotionally and financially to victims.

For more than three decades, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents as the result of someone else’s negligence. Certainly no amount of money will take away the pain of a victim’s injuries or a family’s loss, but it can help put them back on the road to recovery and in some cases bring justice to those who survive.


The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought 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 and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

VICTORVILLE, California —  Andrew Joseph Brown, 47, was struck and killed early Monday morning after a 22-year-old driver ran a red light and broadsided his 1993 Buick in the intersection of Bear Valley Drive and Industrial Boulevard, according to police and coroner reports

The fatal car crash took place in the early morning about 1 a.m. on Monday. Mr. Brown, a resident of Apple Valley, was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto the eastbound Bear Valley Drive when the driver of a 2003 Saturn station wagon drove through a red light and into his vehicle, according to a press release posted by the Victorville Police Department.

While paramedics responding to the scene were pronouncing Mr. Brown dead at 1:10 a.m., police say his male passenger fled for unknown reasons before deputies arrived.

The 22-year-old Lucerne Valley man who drove the vehicle that killed Mr. Brown was also injured in the car accident and was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The Victorville Police Department Major Investigation Team is investigating the accident.  It is not yet known if alcohol was a contributing factor in this collision.

“Tragically every time we get in our cars we are at risk of being involved in a car crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Most of the time some sort of human error is responsible for car accidents.  Sometimes errors are innocent and other times they are reckless in nature.”

The Victorville police investigation team will eventually determine what led to the cause of this tragic crash, Seegmiller explains. The investigation will seek to find out if either driver was 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.

Have you been injured in a California or Nevada car accident by a negligent driver? Do you need a California Personal Injury Law Firm? Are you searching for a Nevada Personal Injury Law Firm? For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious traffic accidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Indeed, the car accident law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.

Seegmiller is a California Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. 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 1-877-426-0695 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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REDLANDS, California — A driver was killed Monday after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a light post at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Kenneth Deckard, 48, of Redlands, was driving his 1995 Buick La Sable westbound on Redlands Blvd prior to hitting the light post about 6:50 p.m., according to a San Bernardino Coroner report. Redlands Police Department officials who were investigating the California car accident reportedly said they believe the driver may have had a medical emergency. Deckard had apparently stopped at the intersection, but police said he may have taken his foot off the brakes and coasted into the light pole, police officials said.

Paramedics responding to the California car accident transported Deckard to Redlands Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room. There were no other vehicles or persons were involved in this solo California car accident, the Coroner report showed.

Fatal traffic accidents have been on the decline in recent years. The number of fatal California car accidents decreased 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. National statistics show that traffic fatalities are also on the decline in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.

Have you been injured in a California or Nevada car accident by a negligent driver? Do you need a California Personal Injury Law Firm? Are you searching for a Nevada Personal Injury Law Firm? For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious traffic accidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Indeed, the car accident law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.

Seegmiller is a California Personal Injury Law Firm with a track record of proven results. 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 1-877-426-0695 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.