Lance Cpl. Brian J. Adams, 21, of the U.S. Marines and Charles Hutchinson, 20, were fatally injured in a Riverside car accident the morning of November 26, 2009. According to a 10news report, the fatal car accident occurred on the eastbound state Route 62, near Desert Willow Trail early morning on Thanksgiving Day. Adams died at the scene. Hutchinson, who was the driver, died the following day in a local hospital. Another passenger in the Saturn was also injured, but is said to be in stable condition. The California Highway Patrol is investigating this tragic crash.
My heart goes out to the families of both these victims for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Adams apparently was the recipient of the National Defense Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal. What a tremendous loss for the families of these young men and our nation. Tragic! I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved these men and will keep them in my prayers.
Rollover Accidents Can be Deadly
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 279 fatalities and 9,925 injuries involving car accidents in Riverside County. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that there are approximately 10,000 fatal rollover accidents in the United States each year. That’s about 25 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the country.
In this particular case, this report does not offer much information about how or why this fatal car accident occurred. Another news report in the Hi Desert Star states that witnesses who saw the Saturn right before the crash say that it was traveling at about 100 mph. CHP officials, according to that news report, also say that speed and drowsiness may have played a part in this crash.
An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
In any car accident case, the families of deceased victims would be well-advised to consult with an experienced Riverside car accident lawyer, who will analyze the accident and make sure a fair investigation is being conducted. As a car accident lawyer who has been helping accident victims and their families for 31 years, I’ve often come across cases where the preliminary findings are inaccurate or flawed.
There are many factors that may be involved in a car accident and it takes a skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorney to analyze a case and determine whether there was any negligence or wrongdoing involved. In any rollover accident, it’s also important to look into whether there were any auto product defects or design defects that contributed to the accident and/or serious injuries. The best car accident law firms always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
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