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FATAL ONTARIO CRASH: Five Men in 20s Killed in Car Accident

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

ONTARIO, California – Five young men were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash into a residence early Sunday morning on South Haven Avenue just south of East Creekside Drive and early reports indicate that speed, alcohol and distracted driving were possibly factors in the crash, according to news reports and a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

All five victims died about an hour after the 1:41 a.m. crash. Jonathan Watson, 21, was reportedly driving the 2005 Nissan Sentra at the time of the crash when he allegedly ran a red light on Haven Avenue before crashing into a home. Some news reports indicated that the driver may have been tweeting while behind the wheel as his passenger’s Tweets reportedly indicated that was the case, but police have not confirmed it.

“Police will investigate whether there were any other factors involved in the crash including other vehicles involved, speeding, alcohol or distracted driving,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, a personal injury attorney. “Attorneys can also conduct their own investigation into the crash and solicit telephone records to confirm whether a driver was texting and driving.”

Marquell Bogan, 23, of Ontario was transported by emergency workers to Kaiser Hospital in Ontario where he was pronounced dead at 2:24 a.m.

The other four victims all died at the scene of the crash. Ervin McKinness, 21, of Ontario died at  2:14 a.m., the report said.

Also killed were Dylan George, 20, of Ontario whose injuries resulted in his death at the scene of the crash. Watson, 21, of San Bernardino died at the scene at 2:36 a.m. due to injuries sustained in the crash. JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga also died at the scene of the deadly crash about 2:32 a.m.

The car crash is being investigated by the Ontario Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Division is conducting an investigation into the deaths.

“As a father of five grown children myself I sympathize with the families of these young men as they cope with such incredible loss,” Seegmiller said. “Hopefully other young people will learn from this in the future as no parent should have to lose a child in this manner.”

The family and friends of the many victims are holding a car wash fundraiser on Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 at Archibald’s Restaurant on 2685 E Riverside Drive.

For more information, you can call Linda at (909) 235-2482 or Fabiola (909) 544-6603.

Ontario Car Accident Statistics

There were 13 people killed and 1,028 injured in car crashes in Ontario in 2010, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. Additionally, there were 203 people killed and 7,915 injured in San Bernardino County, the report said.

Ontario Car Accident Attorney

The Seegmiller Law Firm has been handling wrongful death cases in California and Nevada for three decades. Our expert trial lawyers including founder West Seegmiller have a wealth of experience in this area of the law.  Our expert legal team is compassionate with our clients, but our attorneys are aggressive in the courtroom and work tirelessly to settle lawsuits against negligent defendants responsible for the loss of our client’s loved ones.

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented thousands of clients who were injured in traffic accidents or have lost a loved due to a negligent driver.

For questions about what to do after a car accident call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST (1-855-273-9378) to speak with our experienced lawyers. There is no obligation to hire our firm, but we will help you determine if you need a lawyer and steps you can take to help cope with a loss. 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, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Francisco Corado, Jahiron Aaron Mejia-Morales, Oscar Anibal Aguirre Killed in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Death

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California –  It’s known as the silent killer. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a colorless, odorless gas and it claims the lives of roughly 500 people annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In fact, carbon monoxide is the No. 1 cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the country and it leads to more than 15,000 visits to hospital emergency departments annually.

On Friday, three workers hired to paint a home were found dead after allegedly succumbing to prolonged exposure to the gas leading to carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner report.

The homeowner returned home about 2:54 p.m. and called 911 after finding the workers Francisco Corado, 27, Jahiron Aaron Meija-Morales, 24, and, Oscar Anibal Aguirre, 44, all from Cathedral City, unresponsive on the floor in the sealed off home in the 8400 block of Autumn Leaf Drive.  The three men were all pronounced dead at the scene.

According to news reports, the men were using a paint compressor and were hired to paint the interior of the home. The coroner and Rancho Cucamonga Police Department are conducting an investigation including determining whether the men died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

It was not clear whether the painters were licensed employees of a company or if they were unlicensed, but new reports indicated they had been working at the home for several days prior to their deaths. Indeed if they worked for a company, the employer is required by law to provide proper training on how to handle dangerous chemicals such as paint and he could be held strictly liable for the worker’s deaths. The employer is also required to provide worker’s compensation coverage to its employees.

However, if the workers were unlicensed the homeowner may be held accountable.

“Homeowners who hire unlicensed contractors essentially become the “de facto employer”of  them,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm in Irvine. “If they are injured or killed on the job the homeowner becomes liable for their medical costs or can be sued by their heirs for wrongful death.”

Those injured or killed in workplace accidents should contact a personal injury lawyer to determine whether they have a case against a negligent employer. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in every type of accident. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents. Indeed, the personal injury law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.

Seegmiller is a 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 personal injury 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 1-855-275-9378 or 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our personal injury 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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Robert Guillen, 68, Killed After SUV Flips in Rancho Cucamonga

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Source: San Bernardino County Coroner press release

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California — Robert Guillen, 68, of San Bernardino, was killed and his passenger injured early Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash after his SUV veered off the roadway, struck a light pole and flipped over on to its roof on State Route 210 at Amethyst Avenue, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner press release.

According to police, the 1996 GMC Suburban driven by Guillen was traveling westbound on State Route 210 about 5:10 a.m. when for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted slowly to the right, crossed several lanes of traffic and struck a light pole. The impact with the light pole caused the SUV to flip over onto its roof into some ice plants on the shoulder of the road. The unnamed passenger was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the press release. California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the car accident to determine its cause.

According to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report there were 7 fatal and 490 injuries reported due to traffic accidents in Rancho Cucamonga during 2009. Additionally, there were 223 people killed and 7,870 others injured in crashes in San Bernardino the same year.

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 either driver was under the influence of alcohol, distracted, tired 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. “Those sustaining injuries may need ongoing medical care or be permanently disabled due to a crash.”

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. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who have been involved in traffic accidents.

We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed. That’s why 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 will help you obtain justice for your loved one or provide needed compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering. Indeed, no amount of money will take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST 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.

Categories : Car Accident News
Tags : 68, Amethyst Avenue car accident, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, , fatal Rancho Cucamonga car accident, GMC Suburban crash, light pole, , , Robert Guillen, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County coroner, San Bernardino man killed, State Route 210 crash

Four Dead: Driver Runs Red Light Kills Brothers and Boy Noah Ferrer, 11

Monday, January 30th, 2012

FONTANA, California — A devastating tragedy unfolded on the streets of Fontana Sunday night after the driver of a black Chevy Suburban allegedly ran a red light killing himself, his two adult brothers and an 11-year-old boy riding as a passenger in his mother’s white Honda sedan, according to San Bernardino County coroner and police reports.
Police say a 1998 Chevy Suburban was driving eastbound on Baseline Road when it allegedly ran a red light and collided near Cherry Avenue with a southbound 1998 Honda sedan driving by a 40-year-old Fontana mother. The violent impact of the two cars ripped off the back section of the Honda, according to news reports. Following impact, the Suburban went off the road, hit a Toyota and crashed into a power pole on the southeast corner, according to a coroner report.
Paramedics arriving at the scene immediately pronounced two of the brothers dead at the scene – Ernesto Leon, 35, of Rancho Cucamonga, and Efrain Leon, 39, of Bloomington. The third brother – Gilbert Leon, 37, of Alta Loma, – was transported to Kaiser Hospital where he died a short time later, the report said.
Noah Ferrer, 11, of Fontana, was seriously injured in the crash and taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center where he died at 12:26 a.m. during surgery, coroner officials said in the report.
The Fontana Police Department is investigating the horrific car crash to determine exactly what they think happened. Police will conduct testing to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash. There were beer cans and firearms found inside the Suburban driven by the three brothers.
Drivers who run red lights are typically held accountable under California laws for their actions if they injure or kill another person in a car crash. Even if the driver dies in the crash a victim may be awarded compensation for their loss from his estate. When a driver gets behind the wheel of an automobile they owe a duty to others on the road to abide by the rules of the road. The standard of care required by drivers is one that the ordinarily careful and reasonably prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances, according to California Civil Code section 1714.
“Drivers who run red lights are not being careful or responsible whether they are distracted by something or if they were in a hurry to get somewhere,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Sadly this car crash is a tragedy for all of the families involved.”
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.
–By Susan Schaben, The Seegmiller Law Firm

Categories : Car Accident News
Tags : Bloomington, Boy, Brothers, Chevy Suburban, , , Efrain Leon, Ernesto Leon, Fontana car accident, Fontana car crash, Gilbert Leon, Kaiser Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Noah Ferrer, , Red Light, San Bernardino County Coroner Office

Driver Charles Gerald Jiles Killed in Fontana Crash with Sign Post

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

FONTANA, California – Driver Charles Gerald Jiles was killed Tuesday afternoon after the car he was driving struck a message sign pole on the northbound Interstate 15 near the Duncan Canyon Road overpass, according to a report released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

California Highway Patrol officers reported to the coroner that they found Jiles, 58, of Rancho Cucamonga inside his 1995 Buick Park Avenue sedan that had crashed into a Department of Transportation Changeable Message Sign pole.

The report did not indicate whether there were any other vehicles involved or if there were other passengers in the vehicle. The driver was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, but he later died at 1:08 p.m., according to the report. The car accident is under investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

“Police will need to conduct a complete investigation to determine if other vehicles may have been involved in this tragic car accident,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm.

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.

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.

Categories : Car Accident News
Tags : Charles Gerald Jiles, Duncan Canyon Road, Fontana, Interstate 15,
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