A head-on car accident in Chino Hills left two motorists severely injured.
According to a news report in in The Press-Enterprise, the major injury collision occurred the night of February 26, 2015 at Carbon Canyon Road and Canyon Hills near the city’s western border.
The victims were only identified as
a woman in her 40s and a man in his 30s. Officials say the man may have been ejected from the vehicle, which he was driving. The investigation is still ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this car accident. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were five fatalities and 98 injuries involving car accidents in Chino Hills.
In San Bernardino County as a whole, 217 people died and 7,942 were injured due to traffic collisions during the same year.
Laws and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that cars collided head-on.
California Vehicle Code section 21651 (a): “Whenever a highway has been divided into two or more roadways by means of intermittent barriers or by means of a dividing section of not less than two feet in width, either unpaved or delineated by curbs, double-parallel lines, or other markings on the roadway, it is unlawful…to drive any vehicle over, upon, or across the dividing section.”
We also trust officials are looking into what caused this major injury crash. Was one of the drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs? Did driver distraction or fatigue play a part? Did excessive speed or recklessness cause this collision? In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused.
Injured victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
An experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorney will be able analyze all aspects of the incident and help hold that at-fault parties accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.