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San Bernardino: Anselmo Barrajas Seriously Injured in Collision with Teen Driver

Posted on Jul 03, 2012

At about 6:45 p.m. on Monday, July 2nd, 26-year-old Anselmo Barrajas was seriously injured in a crash with a teen driver in San Bernardino. While speeding eastbound in a Ford Excursion SUV, the 16-year-old driver ran a red light at the intersection of Waterman Avenue and Ninth Street, crossed into opposing lanes of traffic and struck a Honda Accord head-on, the impact pushing the Honda into a Nissan Quest. Paramedics transported the teen and Barrajas to a hospital in critical condition. Richard Sanchez, the driver of the Nissan, and his passengers were also injured and transported to a hospital for medical attention. 


“When a driver’s negligence causes a crash resulting in serious injuries, the victims may seek compensation for expenses associated with their recovery,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.


In 2010, the California Office of Traffic Safety reported that 1,101 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino. The agency compared the city’s accident statistics to 52 other cities with populations ranging in size from 100,001 to 250,000 residents, ranking it 19th; cities with the poorest records place the highest, with 1st place being the worst.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Anselmo Barrajas, Richard Sanchez, his passengers, and the teen driver.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Bernardino accident.


Additional information on the personal injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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