Hesperia: Family Killed in Collision with Van
Posted on May 12, 2014
At about 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014, a family of five was killed in a collision with a van in Hesperia, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling eastbound on Main Street, the driver of the van veered into westbound lanes near Balsam Avenue and crashed into the family’s Honda sedan, which was stopped at a stop sign. The van came to a rest on top of the sedan, killing the 25-year-old mother, her husband, their 9-year-old and 2-year-old sons, and their 4-year-old daughter. The family had been on their way to Disneyland to celebrate the girl’s 5th birthday, which would have been Monday. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 340 people in Hesperia in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Hesperia 49th out of 102 similarly sized cities for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Traffic fatalities increased 1.5 percent from 2,816 in 2011 to 2,857 in 2012.
After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party in order to hold them liable for the expenses associated with their loss. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of those who were killed in the collision with the van.