A 21-year-old man who was killed in a San Bernardino car accident the night of February 28, 2010 has been identified as Isaac Rodriguez. The Victorville Daily Press reports that the accident occurred on Baseline Street in Highland. Rodriguez was driving a Toyota west on Baseline and was attempting to make a left turn when a Honda driven by 26-year-old Dolores K. Armendarez broadsided his car. The impact from the collision apparently sliced the Toyota in half. Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. Armendarez and her passenger suffered minor injuries. She has not been arrested because an investigation is ongoing. But officials say Armendarez was speeding right before the collision.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Isaac Rodriguez for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. They will certainly be in my prayers.
There were four deaths and 76 injuries involving car accidents in Highland, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). In San Bernardino County as a whole, 263 fatalities and 8,504 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Basic Speed Law
California Vehicle Code Section 22350 (Basic Speed Law) states: “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic and on surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.” If the details of this news report are accurate, Armendarez was speeding prior to striking the Toyota. I trust investigators are looking into how fast she was going at the time of the crash and also whether she was in violation of other traffic laws.
There are more questions here, about Armendarez. Was she impaired? Was she distracted at the time? Was she driving recklessly? If Armendarez is determined to have been at fault for this accident, then she could be held liable. An experienced San Bernardino 0 lawyer will be able to advise victims and their families in such cases, about their legal rights and options. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also advise victims’ families about how their car insurance policy will apply to an accident where an uninsured or underinsured motorist is involved.
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