Running Springs: Passenger Rebecca Leigh Green Killed in Crash on Highway 330
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
Shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday, June 22nd, 18-year-old passenger Rebecca Leigh Green, of Lakewood, was killed in a crash on Highway 330. While traveling southbound through Running Springs, the driver lost control of the Ford Focus in which Green was riding, causing it to overturn and eject her from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Passengers who suffer serious trauma due to the negligence of a driver may hold the driver responsible for expenses associated with their recovery,” explained California auto accident lawyer James Ballidis. “If the passenger’s injuries prove fatal, his or her family may pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 192 passenger vehicle occupants and injured another 10,983 in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Each year, the California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of 58 counties, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. In 2009, San Bernardino County ranked 45th for fatal and injury collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Rebecca Leigh Green, the passenger who was killed in the crash on Highway 330.
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