Hesperia: Maria Zavala Killed in Head-On Crash
Posted on Mar 07, 2014
At about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 44-year-old Maria Zavala was killed in a head-on crash in Hesperia, reported The San Bernardino Sun. While traveling in the 10700 block of Balsam Avenue, the driver of a 2007 BMW sedan veered into opposing lanes of traffic and collided with the 2011 Toyota Camry Zavala was driving, which had two female teenage passengers. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders extricated two victims from the wreckage. Four people were transported to hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident and have requested that witnesses contact sheriff’s Deputy Charles Foster at 760-947-1500.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 340 people in Hesperia in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Hesperia ranked 49th out 102 cities with populations of between 25,001 and 50,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. California’s incidence of fatal collisions increased 2.6 percent from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
After a fatal crash, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault party liable for their loss. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, 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 Maria Zavala, We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.