At about 10:48 p.m. on Monday, October 8, a teenage boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Upland. While traveling southbound on Campus Avenue in a pickup truck, 21-year-old Kyle Bahensky slammed into the side of a sedan that was heading westbound on Arrow Highway, the impact sending the vehicle into a carport and causing it to catch on fire. A 13-year-old male occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics transported the boy’s mother, the driver of the vehicle, to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Although Bahensky fled the scene, he was apprehended at his house in Ontario and arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
“Once a hit-and-run driver has been apprehended, the victims may seek compensation for any injury or loss suffered in the accident through the personal injury or the wrongful death claims process,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Upland accounted for 3 of the 180 fatalities and 482 of the 11,050 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hit-and-run was a factor in 147 of the collisions that resulted in death and 19,009 of those causing injury in the state that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the teenage boy who was killed in the collision last night. We would also like to wish a full recovery to his mother.
The San Bernardino Sun originally reported this Upland hit-and-run accident.
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