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FONTANA: Man, 72, Killed in Rollover Car Crash on Sierra Avenue Near Summit

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

FONTANA, California (Nov. 30, 2013) — Roberto Garcia Cardenas, 72, of Fontana was killed Friday afternoon in a car accident on Sierra Avenue just north of Summit Avenue, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

About 4:11 p.m., Cardenas was traveling southbound in his Honda Odyssey van when another motorist in a Toyota Yaris drove past Cardenas on the right shoulder of the roadway.  The Toyota lost control which caused the Honda to broadside the Toyota.

According to police, the Honda went about 300 feet off the roadway into the desert and was catapulted by a berm. The Honda overturned and landed upside down.

Paramedics responded to the scene of the crash, but Cardenas died at the scene. The other driver and occupants of the Toyota were injured and taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The Fontana Police Department is investigating the crash to determine its cause.

“Police will determine liability for this accident and the responsible driver will be held accountable for the other driver’s losses,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “My condolences go out to the family of the man who died in this crash as the come to terms with his loss and try to piece together what happened.”

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SANTA CLARITA, California (Nov. 30, 2013) — Two men were killed Saturday afternoon in a solo car crash and one of those who died was identified as Paul Walker, 40, an actor who is best-known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies, according to a report by TMZ.

About 3:30 p.m., the driver of a red Porsche GT reportedly crashed into a tree and a light pole in the 28300 block of Rye Canyon Loop between Hercules Street and Constellation Road after losing control of the vehicle. Walker was a passenger in the vehicle and both occupants died in the fiery wreck after the car became engulfed in flames, the report said.

According to news reports, Walker and a driver Roger Rodas had just left a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide that was held at Always Evolving Performance Motors on Constellation Road, the Santa Clarita News reported. Rodas is CEO of the performance automotive shop for high-end vehicles. Several bystanders grabbed fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the flames and rescue the victims, but they were unable to help them.

Los Angeles County Fire Department emergency workers also rushed to the scene of the crash, but were unable to assist the driver and the passenger who were trapped in the wrecked vehicle.

“My condolences go out to the family and friends of these two men as they cope with such a sudden and tragic loss,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.

DESERT HOT SPRINGS: Dillon Road Car Crash Teens Killed After Joy Ride in Stolen Car

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Teenagers Killed and Injured in Car Crash on Dillon Road in Desert Hot Springs California — file photo

Driver Arrested After Two Dead, Three Injured in Car Crash

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, California (Nov. 27, 2013) – A joy ride in a stolen car turned deadly Tuesday afternoon as two teenagers were killed and three others were injured including two who were critically hurt.

A group of friends were traveling in the alleged stolen vehicle and four were ejected when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a rollover crash on Dillon Road about a mile north of Brack Road, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.

The cash happened about 4 p.m. when the teenager allegedly lost control of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis that was reportedly stolen from Indio. The teen was arrested and has not been formally charged yet, but under the circumstances the driver will likely face manslaughter charges due to the two deaths.

Andres Romo, 18, of La Quinta was taken by ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries about 6:38 p.m., the coroner said. The young man was ejected during the crash as he was not wearing his seatbelt, the report said. A second unrestrained passenger has not been identified and died at the scene of the crash about 4:16 p.m.

According to MyDessert.com, a third passenger, a female age 17, was taken by helicopter ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs where she was listed in critical condition. A fourth person who was injured was a male who was transported by ambulance to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio. One other male suffered minor injuries as he was not ejected from the vehicle.

The traffic accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol’s Indio station, the coroner said.

“My condolences go out to the families of all these young people as they cope with this sudden tragedy and try to piece together what exactly happened,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.

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ANAHEIM: Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Car on the 91 Freeway Toll Lanes

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

ANAHEIM, California (Nov. 27, 2013) – A motorcyclist was injured Wednesday morning in a crash with another driver in the center divider of the westbound State Route 91 freeway in the toll lanes near the State Route 55 freeway, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 6:47 a.m., CHP officers reported a crash between a motorcyclist and a silver BMW sedan that knocked over the bike onto its side, however, the rider was up and walking around.

Paramedics responded to the motorcycle accident to treat and possibly transport the rider and others who may have been injured in the collision.

“Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury on our busy freeways,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “As a rider myself, I know the risks of being on a motorcycle and I have been injured in a collision so I know how painful it can be.  I certainly hope this rider is not badly hurt and has a full recovery.”

Indeed, motorcyclists involved in crashes with other motorists often have a difficult time defending themselves against insurance adjusters who may try to blame the crash on them. At The Seegmiller Law Firm, our attorneys are advocates for people who are hurt and will do everything possible to obtain you a fair settlement for your losses.

Contact us for a free consultation today at 1-855-275-9378.

–Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorney

HAWTHORNE: Two Cars Collide on I-105 Freeway at Crenshaw Boulevard

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

One Injured in I-105 Freeway Car Accident Near Crenshaw Boulevard – file photo

Woman Injured in Crash Between Pickup Truck and Volkswagen Sedan

HAWTHORNE, California (Nov. 26, 2013) – At least one person was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on the westbound Interstate 105 freeway near the N. Crenshaw Boulevard on ramp, according to a dispatch by the California Highway Patrol.

About 10:20 a.m., CHP officers responded to the accident between the drivers of a Chevrolet pickup truck and a Volkswagen that was blocking the Nos. 3 and 4 lanes of the freeway.  Police say a woman was “passed out” and paramedics were called to respond to the collision. The extent of injuries was not disclosed in the dispatch.

A SigAlert was issued by CHP about 10:45 a.m.

“Traffic accidents can be disruptive to a person’s life, especially for someone who is injured in a car crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “The driver who is deemed to be at fault or liable should be held accountable for a person’s  losses including medical costs, pain and suffering and property damages.”

Indeed, no one expects to be involved in a traffic accident so when it happens most people are ill-prepared and mistakes can be made. First of all, seek medical treatment if you have been hurt in a crash, make a police report, take photographs and contact a reputable personal injury lawyer.

For more than 32 years, The Seegmiller Law Firm has assisted clients who have been injured in an accident to obtain compensation for their many losses. Our firm works to secure the best possible results without compromising with insurance companies.

Consider contacting us for a free consultation to determine if you have a case against a negligent driver by calling us at 1-855-275-9378.

–The Seegmiller Law Firm

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