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HEMET: Freddie Williams Jr., 75, Killed, One Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Florida Avenue

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Riverside Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Motorized Wheelchair Pedestrian Accident in Hemet

HEMET, California (August 13, 2013) — Freddie Williams Jr., 75, of San Jacinto was killed and another pedestrian injured early Monday morning when the driver of an SUV struck the pair as they attempted to cross Florida Avenue, according to a report by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Just before 12 a.m. on Sunday night, Williams was riding his motorized wheelchair across Florida Avenue just east of San Jacinto Avenue.  A driver reportedly did not see the two pedestrians and crashed into them in the roadway. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene of the pedestrian accident about 12:08 a.m. The other pedestrian was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The Hemet Police Department is investigating the fatal pedestrian accident to determine liability for the San Jacinto man’s death.

“Drivers must be alert for all pedestrians crossing the roadway,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Police need to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding this fatal crash to determine whether the driver was negligent.”

Police will take measurements, photographs and witness statements in their efforts to piece together what happened.

Indeed, under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California and Las Vegas wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

Additionally, drivers must be especially aware of those pedestrians who use motorized scooters and wheelchairs as they may have a mechanical failure or need assistance while crossing the roadway. It also takes them longer to make it across the street than an able-bodied person on foot and drivers must slow down and let them cross.

After more than three decades in business, our attorneys know the ins and outs of the law as it pertains to personal injury, as well as tactics used by many unscrupulous insurance companies who may try to slant evidence in their favor to support their view of how the accident took place.   Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation on  a pedestrian accident with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at 1-855-275-9378.

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CORONA, California (July 5, 2013) — Ojastro Pinagpala, 58, of Walnut was killed and two others injured Thursday afternoon in a rollover crash after the driver of the SUV she was riding in lost control of the vehicle on the northbound Interstate 15 freeway just north of Indian Truck Trail on ramp, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 2 p.m., on July 4, Pinagpala became trapped in the SUV whose driver reportedly veered off the paved roadway and onto the dirt shoulder, spun out and rolled over in the Sycamore Creek area. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free Pinagpala was reportedly wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Her injuries were critical and she died about four hours later at the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar, the report said.

Two people were injured in the crash including one person who suffered moderate injuries and another with minor injuries, according to a report by the Riverside County Fire Department.

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If you have been injured or lost a loved one resulting from a car accident in Riverside County, The Seegmiller Law Firm will do everything we can to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $150 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

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Sources:      http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/, http://www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?273

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RANCHO MIRAGE: Barbara Schmitz, 81, Killed, Two Injured in Highway 111 Rollover Crash

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (June 19, 2013) — Barbara Schmitz, 81, of Rancho Mirage, was killed and two others injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 111 and Dunes View Road, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 2:55 p.m., Schmitz was a passenger in a white Ford Focus that was being driven on Highway 111 when another motorist in a light blue BMW 328i sedan T-boned the vehicle and it overturned. The BMW veered off the roadway onto a property adjacent to Highway 111, the report said.

Paramedics responding to the scene of the crash, transported Schmitz to Eisenhower Medical Center where she later died at 4:56 p.m. The driver of the car Schmitz was traveling in was critically injured and also taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, the report said. The driver of the second vehicle was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the report said.

Following the crash, the Traffic Services Team for the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station reported to the scene of the crash and took over the investigation into the crash.

The police investigation resulted in a closure of eastbound traffic on Highway 111 between Indian Trail and Rancho Las Palmas.  Traffic was diverted at these intersections for eight hours as law enforcement investigated the accident and crews cleared the roadway of debris, the report said.

Witnesses are asked to contact Officer James Miller at the Rancho Mirage Police Department at (760) 836-1600.

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a car accident in Riverside County, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families who suddenly find themselves facing medical bills, funeral costs and lost income due to an unexpected car accident.

The law firm has recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for its clients in counties throughout California. Our attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations who typically attempt to downplay the value of their claim.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theseegmillerlawfirm.com.

Sources:   http://www.riversidesheriff.org/press/pds13-0614-1.asp

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MORENO VALLEY: Robert Montoya, 24, Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Perris Boulevard

Monday, June 10th, 2013

MORENO VALLEY, California (June 10, 2013) — Robert Montoya, 24, of Moreno Valley was killed early Sunday morning in a pedestrian accident on Perris Boulevard, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Montoya was struck and critically injured by a driver in the southbound lanes of Perris Boulevard, just north of San Michele Road, but he died a short time later at 12:51 a.m.

The Moreno Valley Police Department is investigating the fatal pedestrian accident to determine exactly why the man was killed and whether the driver was at fault for the crash.

“There are no words that can lift the burden of grief and sorrow this man’s family and friends are experiencing right now,” Attorney West Seegmiller said.  “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them as they cope with his loss.”

About The Seegmiller Law Firm

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an accident in Riverside County, The Seegmiller Law Firm may be able to help you.   Our veteran attorneys specialize in helping accident victims who are injured as well as wrongful death claims. We work hard to obtain justice for victims and their families.

The law firm has been serving injured clients in counties throughout California for three decades and its attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations.

Call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at1-855-275-9378 or visit our website.

Sources:   http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/

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Timothy Reyes, 19, of Highland Killed on Highway 91 in Corona Car Crash

Monday, June 10th, 2013

CORONA, California (June 10, 2013) — Timothy Reyes, 19, of Highland was killed Saturday in a car crash on the westbound Highway 91 roughly a quarter mile west of Serfas Club Drive, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 1 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported to the scene of the crash and learned that Reyes was a rear passenger in a sedan that had broken down and had stopped on the shoulder of the freeway, the report said. The driver of a full-size sport utility vehicle veered off the highway and into the shoulder where it crashed into the sedan and both vehicles were pushed down an embankment.

Reyes, who was wearing a seatbelt, died just 10 minutes after impact, the report said.

“There are no words that can lift the burden of grief and sorrow his family and friends are experiencing right now,” Attorney West Seegmiller said.  “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with his family and friends.”

Corona Car Accident Statistics

According to the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report, there were five people killed in Corona in 2010 including one pedestrian, one motorcyclist and two due to drunk drivers. Additionally, 714 people were injured in Corona car accidents. In Riverside County, some 190 people were killed in 2010 traffic accidents and 7,632 were injured, the CHP report said.

Sources:   http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/, http://www.riversidesheriff.org/coroner/press/

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