Kramer Junction: Tyjah Williams Killed, Three Injured in Crash
Posted on Jan 17, 2014
Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 16-year-old Tyjah Williams, of Adelanto, was killed and three other teens, all from Victorville, were seriously injured in a crash in Kramer Junction, reported the Desert Dispatch. While traveling northbound on Highway 395, the 17-year-old driver of a 2002 Infinity QX4 veered from the roadway north of Highway 58. The vehicle overturned in the desert, ejecting the 15-year-old female in the front passenger seat. That passenger, the driver, and a 17-year-old passenger suffered major trauma and were taken to area hospitals. Williams was declared dead at the scene. Authorities do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors and are investigating the crash.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 11,627 people in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Drivers under the age of 21 were involved in 165 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the county that year. Nationwide, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens, claiming the lives 2,700 teens aged 16 to 19 in 2010.
In California, when a driver’s negligence causes a crash that results in serous or fatal injury, the victims or their families may hold the driver liable for the expenses related to their recoveries or losses. For more information on the civil claims process after an accident, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us through our website.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Tyjah Williams. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three teens who were seriously injured.