September 8, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Kills Motorcyclist

Stephen Jackson Steiner, 25, who was critically injured in a San Bernardino motorcycle accident August 29, 2009, has died from his injuries. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Steiner was traveling eastbound on Mojave Drive in Victorville when he collided with an SUV that was turning onto Amethyst Road. Steiner was then airlifted to a local hospital. The fatal crash is still under investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Stephen Jackson Steiner for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved this young man. Please keep them in your prayers.

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September 8, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Kills Motorcyclist

Stephen Jackson Steiner, 25, who was critically injured in a San Bernardino motorcycle accident August 29, 2009, has died from his injuries. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Steiner was traveling eastbound on Mojave Drive in Victorville when he collided with an SUV that was turning onto Amethyst Road. Steiner was then airlifted to a local hospital. The fatal crash is still under investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Stephen Jackson Steiner for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved this young man. Please keep them in your prayers.

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September 7, 2009

Los Angeles Car Accident Kills Man

Los Angeles Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol's 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 10 deaths and 756 injuries in Palmdale involving car accidents. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 712 fatalities and 56,475 injuries were reported in 2007 as a result of car accidents.

Based on this newspaper report, it is not clear how or why this California car accident occurred--and why the driver of the SUV collided with McWright who was walking alongside the car parked on the freeway shoulder. It is possible that the driver of the SUV swerved off his lane for an instant because he was distracted. It is also possible that the driver of the SUV did not see McWright walking along the shoulder because it was night and it could have been dark on the freeway. I trust CHP officials will conduct a thorough investigation and more details will emerge in the next few days.

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer

In any such car accident where major injuries or fatalities are involved, it would be in the best interest of the victim’s family to consult with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer who will help determine whether there was any negligence or wrongdoing involved. If the driver of the SUV was at fault, he could be held liable for the accident and McWright's wrongful death. If there was a dangerous condition on the roadway that caused this fatal car accident, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining that roadway could also be held liable. Any such claim against a governmental agency in California must be properly filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, McWright had just finished fixing his car with help from a friend. Both their vehicles were parked on the shoulder of the freeway when a 20-year-old man driving a GMC Jimmy merged on to the freeway from an on-ramp, struck the friend's car and then McWright as he walked alongside the vehicle, California Highway Patrol officials said. Alcohol was not a factor in this fatal car accident, officials said.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of David McWright for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. My heart particularly, goes out to McWright's children, who were apparently in the stalled car and saw their father get hit that night. Please keep this family in your prayers.

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September 4, 2009

Man Killed in San Bernardino Car Accident

Victor John Partnoff, 20, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident the night of September 1, 2009 after he crashed his car into the back of a parked big rig on the 10 Freeway in Redlands, California. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Partnoff was driving a 2008 Ford Fusion near Wabash Avenue when the collision occurred. San Bernardino Sheriff's Department officials say Partnoff was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. The 18-wheeler was apparently stopped along the right shoulder of the traffic lanes because of mechanical problems, California Highway Patrol officials said.

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September 3, 2009

Fatal San Diego Car Accident Caused by Red Light Runner

Rosa Mora, 21, was killed in a San Diego car accident after the driver of the car she was a passenger in made a left turn at a red light and struck another vehicle, 10news reports. The fatal car crash occurred on Route 76 at East Vista Way in Bonsall, California, the night of September 1, 2009. The Mazda in which Mora was a passenger, was stopped at a red light on westbound Route 76 and its 19-year-old driver turned left in front of an eastbound Nissan Xterra, which was going about 55 mph just before the collision, California Highway Patrol officials said. Both the driver of the Mazda and the Xterra suffered injuries. CHP officials say drugs or alcohol did not play a part in this fatal car accident.

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September 2, 2009

Los Angeles Man Killed in Rollover Car Accident

Goldie Williams Jr, 48, died in a San Bernardino car accident the evening of August 30, 2009 after he lost control of his car and crashed on the 215 Freeway. According to a news report in the San Bernardino Sun, Williams was driving a 2004 Lincoln Navigator south on the 215 Freeway when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to pass a tractor trailer. Williams apparently veered off the freeway. The Navigator rolled several times. Williams died at the scene while a passenger sustained minor injuries.

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September 1, 2009

Orange County Car Accident Injures Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was hospitalized with injuries after an Orange County car accident the morning of August 31, 2009. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a black Acura struck a Honda Goldwing motorcycle in the 3900 block of Orange Avenue at Venada Drive in Anaheim, California. The motorcycle rider skidded into a curb. The unidentified rider was taken to an area hospital.

I hope this motorcyclist did not suffer serious or life-threatening injuries. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.

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August 31, 2009

San Francisco Car Accident Injures Two

Two people were hurt in a San Francisco car accident the morning of August 27, 2009 after a 24-Divisadero bus collided with a car, the San Francisco Examiner reports. Muni officials say preliminary reports indicate that the car rear-ended the bus. The car's driver and a passenger in the bus were transported to an area hospital with injuries. No one else was injured.

I'm relieved that this car accident did not result in serious or life threatening injuries. I sincerely hope that the injuries suffered by the car's driver and the bus passenger were not severe. I wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 28, 2009

Improperly Secured Load Causes Fatal California Car Accident

The California car accident lawyers at Bisnar | Chase have represented families of victims who have been fatally injured as a result of unsecured loads on our freeways. Recently, there was a report in the Kern Valley Sun of a tragic car accident, which claimed the life of 58-year-old John Paul Hamon of Weldon, California. The fatal car accident occurred July 30, 2009 when 63-year-old Michael Carl Rapport, 63, was traveling on the Highway 178 in Kern County with three 2-by-4 boards tied to the top of his 1990 Ford Bronco. Hamon was traveling west on the highway and Rapport was going east when one of the boards fell off the Bronco, struck and penetrated the windshield of Hamon's 1995 Ford Explorer directly in front of the driver seat.

Hamon sustained significant head injuries and died instantly, California Highway Patrol officials said. Hamon's SUV rolled off the road for about 800 feet. Rapport is facing a criminal investigation and could possibly be charged in this fatal crash. Hamon's passenger, 67-year-old Leta Johnson, was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

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August 27, 2009

Police Chase Leads to Fatal San Francisco Area Car Accident

A woman was killed and her 20-month-old child was critically injured after an August 26, 2009 San Francisco car accident, which was the result of a police chase. The fatal car crash occurred in Oakland, California, on West and 18th streets when a man driving an Acura Integra, who was fleeing in a police chase, struck the woman's car. According to an ABC news report, Oakland police officials were trying to stop the suspect because he had been speeding. Investigators say the suspect ran through a stop sign and slammed into the woman's black Hyundai Accent.

The impact was so strong that it reportedly pushed the Hyundai for about a block. It's not yet clear whether police were trying to stop the suspect for something other than speeding. An internal investigation is underway to determine whether the officers followed the Oakland Police Department's pursuit policy. The suspect has been arrested.

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August 27, 2009

Injured Man Finds Expert Help with Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers

Upon a recommendation, Jason met with the Los Angeles car accident attorneys of Bisnar | Chase and the results, he said, have been "amazing."


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August 26, 2009

Riverside Car Accident Kills Woman

Shari Martinez, 27, was killed in an August 25, 2009 Riverside car accident after she was struck on the 60 Freeway by a pickup truck, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Department. California Highway Patrol officials say Martinez was hit by the truck after getting out of her car, which had broken down on the freeway in Moreno Valley, California. Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene. The 56-year-old man, who was driving the truck, stopped at the scene. He was not arrested or cited, but CHP officials are continuing the investigation.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Shari Martinez for their tragic, sudden and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 25, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Kills Elderly Woman

Maria Sanchez, 84, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after another driver attempted a U-turn and struck the car in which she was a passenger. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, Michael V. Santos, 23, was driving east on Highway 138 east of the 15 Freeway in Hesperia, California, the night of August 23, 2009, when he made a U-turn in front of another car driven by 43-year-old Maria Santana. The two vehicles collided and Santana's car rolled over ejecting Sanchez. Santana, Santos and Santos' passenger--22-year-old Sandra Alcantar--were all taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Sanchez was also taken to an area hospital where she died, California Highway Patrol officials said.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maria Sanchez for their devastating loss. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sanchez. Please keep them in your prayers.

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August 24, 2009

Los Angeles Car Accident Kills 10-year-old Boy

Ricardo Mercado, 10, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by an SUV while walking in a crosswalk with his family, the Los Angeles Times reports. Ricardo was crossing Tweedy Boulevard at San Vincente Avenue in South Gate the morning of August 22, 2009 with his mother, Ana Mercado, 35, and two sisters, Anita, 12 and Leticia, 6, when a woman driving a Volkswagen SUV made a left turn from San Vincente onto Tweedy and struck the family. Eyewitnesses told police that the female driver of the SUV was talking on a cell phone right before the fatal accident occurred.

South Gate police say there was no indication that the motorist made an attempt to stop before the collision. It was also not clear how fast she was going at the time. Ana Mercado, as well as her daughters, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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August 21, 2009

San Bernardino Car Accident Injures Man in Wheelchair

A 43-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a San Bernardino car accident after he was struck by a teen driver at a street intersection in Yucaipa, California, the morning of August 20, 2009. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the man was crossing 11th Street at Yucaipa Boulevard in a motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a full-sized Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old boy. San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department officials say the pickup was traveling at about 35 to 40 mph, which is normal speed for that road. The driver simply did not see the man in the wheelchair, officials said. Based on the skid marks at the scene, officials say, the teenager tried to stop his car, but could not do so in time to avoid the pedestrian-car collision. The victim was taken to an area hospital.

My heart goes out to the man in the wheelchair who has apparently been seriously injured in this pedestrian accident. I hope he did not suffer life-threatening injuries and wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.

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