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SAN BERNARDINO SPEED RACE: Drivers Injured After Crash on I-15 Freeway

Friday, March 1st, 2013

SAN BERNARDINO, California (March 1, 2013) —  Police say a high-speed race led to a multi-vehicle car crash after the vehicles collided and span out of control on the northbound Interstate 15 freeway at Kenwood Avenue, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatch report.

About 12 p.m., police say two drivers were engaged in an illegal street race on the freeway that ended when the black Dodge Charger with purple flames crashed into the back of a FedEx semi-tractor trailer truck and skidded down a hill – trapping at least one victim inside the wreckage.

The driver of the Dodge was allegedly racing with the driver of an Acura Integra that also crashed with another vehicle and ended up facing the wrong way.  A silver Toyota struck a big rig and a silver Honda Prelude was also involved and a total of 10 vehicles had pulled over on the right side of the freeway following the collision.

Several victims were transferred by ambulance to Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, the report said.

“Street racing is not only highly dangerous, but it’s illegal in the state of California,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Indeed, if someone is injured or killed due to someone else’s participation in an illegal street race the drivers involved would be held liable for a victim’s injuries and financial losses.”

Under California Civil Code 23109. “(a) A person shall not engage in a motor vehicle speed contest on a highway. As used in this section, a motor vehicle speed contest includes a motor vehicle race against another vehicle, a clock, or other timing device. For purposes of this section, an event in which the time to cover a prescribed route of more than 20 miles is measured, but where the vehicle does not exceed the speed limits, is not a speed contest.”

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Sources:   http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx

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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.

 

 

 

 

Teenagers Anthony Foreman, Jaylie Campbell, Killed, Three Teens Injured in High Speed San Diego Car Crash

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

SAN DIEGO, California – East County High School Students Anthony Foreman, 18, and Jaylie James Campbell, 16, both of Santee, were killed after being ejected in a rollover crash on the eastbound State Route 52 just west of Convoy Street late Wednesday night, according to a San Diego County Medical Examiner’s report.

Foreman and Campbell were both backseat passengers in the speeding car as it lost control and flipped over multiple times on the freeway. The two teenagers died at the scene of the car accident before paramedics arrived.

Two other passengers in the Volkswagen Passat sustained life-threatening injuries after witnesses said the car was racing with a Volvo S40 at an estimated 100 mph or more. The group of teenagers were heading home after a beach party in La Jolla, news reports said.

The 16-year-old driver of the Volkswagen sustained moderate injuries, but two other injured passengers, a girl, 15, and a boy, 17, are clinging to life with major injuries. The three injured teenagers were transported by ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Police tested the driver for alcohol and drugs, but the driver was not under the influence. The 18-year-old driver in the Volvo was another student and a Lakeside resident who was at the same party, but his vehicle did not crash and no one was injured. Police arrested him on suspicion of being under the influence of a substance and he was booked into San Diego County Jail, police said.

“This is a tragedy for the families involved in this deadly crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “My condolences to each one of them as they grieve the loss of their loved ones and pray for those who were injured.”

Fatal traffic accidents in California 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.

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Ruben Teriquez, 18, Killed in Riverside Street Race

Monday, March 12th, 2012

RIVERSIDE, California –Ruben Teriquez, 18, of Riverside was killed in a crash resulting from an apparent street race early Sunday morning between driver of a Ford Mustang he was a passenger in and a silver sedan that sped away from the scene of the crash, according to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner and local news reports.

Jesus Gamez, 18, of Riverside, was behind the wheel of the 1994 Ford Mustang that police say was speeding with another motorist. He ran a traffic light, hit a dip in the road, then lost control of the vehicle and struck a parked vehicle and a telephone pole, according to the coroner and news reports.

The car crash took place at 5063 Mitchell Avenue at Norwood about 1:22 a.m. Both Teriquez and Gamez were extricated from the vehicle by Riverside Fire Department emergency workers. Teriquez was transported to Riverside Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:50 a.m.

Riverside Police Department and the CHP are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

California Street Race, Drag Race or Speed Race

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.

 

 

 

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Nuvia Lisseth Rivera Killed in San Bernardino Street Race Crash

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Source: San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner press release and news reports

SAN BERNARDINO, California – Police are investigating whether several cars were engaged in an illegal street race prior to a four-vehicle crash that killed Nuvia Lisseth Rivera, 25, of Rialto, and critically injured several other.

A 25-year-old woman died of severe injuries at the scene of a four-car collision Thursday night in the 2300 block of Baseline Road, according to San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner press release.

According to preliminary reports, about 10:11 p.m., three vehicles were allegedly speeding eastbound on Baseline Road when one of them Cecilia Sorto crossed over the center divider and hit a car traveling in the opposite direction killing the victim. Sorto, 26, of Redlands, had her 3-year-old son with her in the car at the time of the crash and they were both injured, according to a news report in the Press Enterprise.
Sorto and her son were transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Other drivers were also transported to nearby hospitals, according to the coroner report.

According to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report there were 223 fatal and 7,870 injury traffic accidents on roadways in San Bernardino County in 2009.

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, said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. The investigation will seek to find out if any other drivers were involved, whether anyone was under the influence of anything, they were 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 difficult due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Seegmiller.


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.

Categories : Street Racing Accident
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