LAKE ELSINORE, California – David Dobbs was killed after his motorhome plowed into Lazy J’s Roadhouse at 18815 Grand Avenue just before 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to a report by CAL Fire Riverside County Fire Department.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters managed to free Dobbs who was trapped inside the vehicle about 10:47 p.m., according to the report. The emergency workers had to use heavy equipment to stabilize the structure of the building in order to remove the victim from the vehicle.
According to the Lake Elsinore Wildomar Patch, the driver who died at the scene of the crash was driving a Gulf Stream Independence RV and he was a member of the local American Legion.
“Photographs of the motorhome crash show the driver may have been in the parking lot and may have accidentally accelerated instead of applying brakes, but police will investigate the scene to determine exactly what happened,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm.
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 Thomas. 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.
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.
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 Thomas 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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