Mojave Desert: Four Killed, Three Injured in Rollover Accident
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
At about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, four people were killed and three others were injured in a rollover accident in the Mojave Desert about 40 miles west of Needles, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling on Interstate 40 in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over and off the highway. Seven of the nine occupants were ejected from the vehicle. Four men between the ages of 18 and 25 years old died at the scene. Emergency responders flew three victims to hospitals in Las Vegas. Authorities are searching for the driver, who fled the scene before they arrived.
Throughout California, motor vehicle collisions claimed 2,791 lives in 2011, 2.6 percent more than the year prior, according to the state’s Office of Traffic Safety. Nationwide, 32,367 people died in vehicle collisions, the lowest number of fatalities the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recorded since 1949 when there were 30,246 deaths. Passenger vehicle occupant fatalities declined 4.6 percent from 2010 to 2011.
After an accident resulting in injury or death, the victims or their families may file civil claims in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information on the civil 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 families of the four men who were killed in this crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured. We hope the driver is apprehended as soon as possible.