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Van lands on sedan, kills five

According to police authorities of San Bernardino County, a vehicular traffic accident in Hesperia, California on May 11 resulted in the death of five individuals, USA Today wrote on May 11.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller, a Honda sedan was crushed as it sat at a stop sign, killing all of the car’s occupants. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. in Hesperia, a Mojave Desert town east of Los Angeles.

Emergency medical respondents extricated the bodies of an adult male, a male teenager, a young boy, and two other bodies. The identifications of the deceased have not been released by authorities. The driver of the van sustained minor injuries due to the incident.

The attorneys at Ritter & Associates send their deepest regrets to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.

More stringent penalties for California drivers to be instituted starting this year

The state of California will be implementing stricter rules and regulations in its bid to prevent drunk driving and distracted driving road accidents.

For instance, transfer of vehicle ownership to a relative will now be disallowed until after the transferee has completely paid all his or her existing obligations, such as parking fines or penalties, to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Also, the use of hands-free mobile devices for teenage drivers under 18 will also be disallowed. Last year, this practice was accepted. This new rule also clarifies that the use of laptops or tablets are not permissible; last year only cellular phones had this distinction.

Should you ever find yourself or someone dear to you coming to harm’s way due to the negligent actions of other parties, you are likely eligible to take legal action against the party responsible for your losses. Call the attorneys of Ritter & Associates if you live in or around San Diego by dialing 619-296-0123 so we can discuss your case with you.

I-15 Truck Accident Leaves 4 Injured

On Saturday afternoon in Escondido, California, a freightliner tanker truck crashed into numerous vehicles on Interstate 15, causing four people to suffer serious injuries. The accident unfolded on the southbound side of I-15 around 1 p.m. in the afternoon.

California Highway Patrol officers stated that the accident happened close to the Via Rancho Parkway exit. The 47-year-old driver of a freightliner tanker truck was attempting to stop his vehicle once he noticed that traffic was congested near the exit. He was unable to successfully stop in time, and rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu then slammed into a Pontiac G6, which in turn struck a Toyota Solara. In total, three motor vehicles and one tanker truck were involved in the interstate collision. As a result of crashing into the Malibu, the tanker truck caught on fire. The driver of the Malibu was trapped inside the vehicle, and had to be removed by the Escondido Fire Department. The driver was then taken to a nearby hospital, and was said to have sustained serious injuries.

Three individuals inside the Pontiac were also hurt in the multiple-vehicle accident, including a one-year-old baby. They were taken to Palomar Hospital to be treated for their injuries. No other injuries were reported in the incident. A significant part of the interstate was closed for several hours after the accident in order for authorities to investigate the crash.

Driver Dies After Striking A Deer in San Diego

On Friday night, a two-car accident at the intersection of San Pasqual Road and San Pasqual Valley Road claimed the life of a 20-year-old driver. The accident took place around 7:30 p.m. near the San Diego Zoo.

The young driver was operating a Ford Mustang on the westbound side of San Pasqual Road when she ran over a deer that was lying in the middle of the road.  The damage to the front of the Mustang led authorities to believe that the deer was already on the ground when the driver came into contact with it. Based on this information, the deer was determined to be dead prior to being hit, but the driver panicked after striking the animal, thus losing control of her vehicle.

The girl’s vehicle drifted into eastbound traffic where it was hit by an oncoming Ford Explorer. Medics attempted to take the woman to the Palomar Medical Center, but she was pronounced dead on the way. Two individuals inside the second vehicle were said to have sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.

An investigation into the fatal car accident is underway, but police do not have any reason to suspect that alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision. Most of San Pasqual Valley Road was closed so that police could investigate the scene, and the road closures lasted several hours. The car accident victim would have turned 21-years-old next month.


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