Shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014, four people were seriously injured in a rollover accident in San Bernardino County, reported the Desert Dispatch. While traveling southbound on Highway 395 near Red Mountain, the 35-year-old driver of a 2001 Ford Explorer had a left rear tire blow out south of Cuddeback Road. The SUV swerved into the northbound lane and rolled over, ejecting the driver, a 7-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl, and a 3-year-old girl. They were not wearing seat belts or child safety restraints and suffered major trauma. Emergency responders transported them, along with two other children who sustained minor injuries, to area hospitals. The California Highway Patrol in the Barstow area is investigating the crash.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 190 people lost their lives and 10,602 were injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2011, the most current year for which accident statistics are available. Not wearing a seat belt increases the risk of fatality in a crash by 50 percent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that more than 10,000 people were not wearing seat belts when they lost their lives in accidents in 2012.
Under California law, when a motorist causes a crash, those who were injured may file personal injury claims against that motorist in order to be compensated for the cost of their recoveries. A driver’s failure to have children in the vehicle wear seat belts could result in a fine of $490 per each child that is not buckled up. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were seriously injured in this rollover accident.
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