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San Bernardino: One Killed, Frankie J. Ruiz and Boy Injured in Rollover Crash

Posted on Sep 10, 2012

At around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, one person was killed and Frankie J.  Ruiz and a 3-year-old boy were injured in a rollover crash in San Bernardino. While traveling on Highway 259, a 1993 Jeep Cherokee swerved and struck a curb south of Highland Avenue, the impact causing the vehicle to leave the road and roll down a steep embankment. One person was thrown from the vehicle and killed, Ruiz sustained serious trauma, and the boy suffered minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident. 


“When an accident results in injuries or fatalities, the victims or their families may seek compensation from the negligent driver for expenses associated with their recovery or loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.


Throughout San Bernardino County, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or injured 11,866 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Nighttime crashes, those occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m., accounted for 1,072 of the crashes. The OTS ranked San Bernardino 36th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in the collision. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Frankie J. Ruiz and the boy.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Bernardino rollover crash


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


To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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