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RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Girl, 9, Killed, Boy, 7, Injured When Struck by Pickup Truck in Crosswalk

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Girl, 9, Killed, Boy, 7, Injured in pedestrian accident– file photo

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California (Dec. 9, 2013) – A 9-year-old girl was killed and her 7-year-old brother injured Wednesday when the siblings were struck by the driver of a large pickup truck while crossing East Avenue and Banyan Street, according to news and coroner reports.

According to the Press Enterprise, the two children were walking in a marked crosswalk after leaving Etiwanda Colony Elementary School when the driver of a 2000 Ford F350 pickup truck hit them about 3:04 p.m.  The 69-year-old driver reportedly did not see the children as he was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto East Avenue.

The coroner identified the girl as Ashley Gardner. She died shortly after at a San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland about 3:46 p.m. Her brother Landon was treated for moderate injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has the pedestrian accident under investigation.

“Drivers who are traveling near schools are required under California law to be alert for children and other pedestrians as well as reduce their speeds during hours when children are present,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Additionally, people who drive large trucks have to be even more diligent about watching for pedestrians due to the difficulty of seeing small children while operating these large vehicles.”

A candlelight vigil was placed near the scene of the accident to honor the young girl.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Deputy Robert Baxter or Sgt. Phill Dupper at 909-477-2800 or 909-477-2817.

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COLTON, California (Jan. 25, 2013) – A 12-year-old Riverside girl died on Jan. 25, just one week after she was critically injured in a car crash that killed two others when the PT Cruiser they were traveling in was struck by driver Michael Dwayne Hughes, 29, of Moreno Valley.

The girl died at 4:42 p.m. on Friday at Riverside Community Hospital.

About 7 p.m. on Jan. 18, Allen was seated in the backseat of the vehicle driven by her friend’s grandmother, who along with her 13-year-old granddaughter also died at the scene of the crash in the 100 block of Main Street just north of Placentia La Colton in Colton.

The Colton Police Department is investigating the crash to determine what exactly happened. Hughes was arrested following the crash, but has yet to be charged with a crime, the Press Enterprise reported.

According to the Press Enterprise, the family of the girl has established an account at Union Bank to help pay for medical expenses and other costs in the aftermath of the accident.  If you would like to help the family, please make the check payable to Jane Mitchell and write “Donation for Kylan” in the memo line. The account is at Union Bank at 315 East Alessandro Blvd., Riverside CA 92508. The account number is 003594482.

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Joel Tibbrine, 22, Killed, Teenager, 19, Seriously Injured in Crash Into Nuevo Road Canal

Friday, October 12th, 2012

PERRIS, California – Joel Tibbrine, 22, of Chula Vista was killed and his teenage passenger was seriously injured in a crash early Friday morning after their vehicle overturned and fell into a drainage canal near Nuevo Road and Redlands Avenue, according to a report by CAL FIRE/Riverside Firefighters and the Press Enterprise.

At 1:31 a.m., emergency workers were called to the scene of the crash to find the vehicle upside down on its roof with a huge metal railing lying on top of the vehicle, CAL FIRE reported.

Tibbrine was traveling westbound on Nuevo Road when for unknown reasons he veered off the bridge and fell into the canal below. Paramedics transported the passenger, 19, of Oceanside to a nearby medical facility where they were treated for critical injuries, the Press Enterprise reported.

“This is such a tragedy for the families of these young people who are faced with such incredible loss due to this unforeseen crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.

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, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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17 Injured in Victorville Elementary School Bus Crash

Friday, October 12th, 2012

VICTORVILLE, California –  A collision between an elementary school bus and a U-Haul truck injured 17 children ages 9 to 11 years old Thursday afternoon on Nisqualli Road at San Juan Street, according to the Press Enterprise newspaper.

The crash took place just after 2 p.m. A woman in a U-Haul truck backed  out of a driveway into Nisqualli Road and into the path of the school bus carrying 39 students from the nearby Galileo Academy in Victorville.

The school bus driver swerved in an effort to avoid the crash, but the truck struck the front of the bus knocking it onto its side. Two children were transported by paramedics to Loma Linda University Medical Center where they were treated for serious, non-life threatening injuries. The other 15 injured children and the bus driver were treated for minor injuries on scene and at least 10 of the children were transported to a hospital.

The mother and daughter in the U-Haul truck were not injured in the crash.

The California Highway Patrol is investigation the school bus accident to determine liability.

School Transportation Crash Statistics

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there have been 1,386 people killed in school transportation-related crashes since 2000.  Roughly 139 people are killed annually in these types of crashes, but only 8 percent of those killed were actually occupants of the school vehicle, the report said. Most of the fatalities were others such as pedestrians and bicyclists who made up about 20 percent of those killed and those in other vehicles represent roughly 72 percent of the deaths, the report said.

“Riding on a school bus is generally very safe for children, but if they are injured in a crash the individual who is responsible for the accident is liable for their injuries,” 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, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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SAN JACINTO FATAL CRASH: One Dead, One Injured on Ramona Expressway

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

SAN JACINTO, California – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on the Ramona Expressway at Lyon Avenue, according to a CAL FIRE/Riverside fire fighter report.

One person was pronounced dead upon the arrival of emergency workers and the second person was transported to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries, the report said.

One of the drivers allegedly swerved to avoid a dog in the roadway and drove into oncoming traffic, according to a comment by Omar Gutierrez to a story on the crash written by the Press Enterprise. Gutierrez was a motorcyclist who stopped at the scene to help the crash victims.

Many times those injured in a traffic accident need extensive care and treatment for their injuries ranging from head injuries and broken bones to back and neck soft tissue injuries. Many times the crash is not the fault of the injured person, but someone else whose actions fell below the standard of care required under California law for all motorists. Motorists who are found liable for a car crash are also responsible for the injuries or death of anyone involved.

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, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Copyright ©2012 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

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