Mojave Desert: Passenger Alexandra Moreno Killed in Rollover Crash
Posted on Jul 12, 2013
At about 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 20-year-old Alexandra Moreno, of Ontario, was killed in a rollover crash in the Mojave Desert. While traveling on Highway 395, the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control of the vehicle when its right rear tire blew out about eight miles south of Kramer Junction, causing the vehicle to roll down an embankment. Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders airlifted three victims, two of them children, to local hospitals. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a passenger is killed in a collision, the family of the victim may hold the at-fault party responsible for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
The incidence of traffic deaths in California increased 2.6 percent from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. This was one of the lowest levels recorded since the federal government began tracking traffic fatalities in 1975. Nationwide, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 32,367 people that year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alexandra Moreno, the passenger who was killed in the rollover crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Mojave Desert crash.
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