Shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 30-year-old Ruby Angie Bojorquez, of Apple Valley, was killed in a multiple-vehicle collision in Hesperia. While traveling northbound on Interstate 15 in a 2002 Ford Mustang, Bojorquez crashed into the back of a vehicle and then was rear-ended by a 2008 Chevy Malibu. She was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevy, 22-year-old Garner Hicks, of Santa Ana, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Another motorist involved in the crash, 32-year-old Kevin Patterson, of Inglewood, and his passenger, 22-year-old Jessica Mejia, of Santa Ana, suffered minor trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety indicated that 275 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Hesperia in 2010. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 39 of the fatal and injury collisions that occurred in the city that year, with the OTS ranking Hesperia 40th out of 103 similarly sized cities for its incidence of DUI crashes; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Ruby Angie Bojorquez.
The Victorville Daily Press originally reported this Hesperia multiple-vehicle collision.
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