San Bernardino: Richard Martinez Jr. Fatally Injured in Crash
Posted on Mar 07, 2014
At about 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 14-year-old Richard Martinez Jr. was fatally injured in a crash in San Bernardino, reported The San Bernardino Sun. While traveling in the 2700 block of Sierra Way, the 27-year-old male driver of the red Ford Explorer in which Martinez was riding lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Martinez sustained major trauma and was transported to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. Emergency responders also transported the driver and a female passenger to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 978 people in San Bernardino in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting with first place. That year, San Bernardino ranked 23rd out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.
Under California law, those who have been injured in or lost loved ones to traffic collisions may file civil claims against the at-fault parties in order to hold them liable for the expenses related to their recoveries or losses. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact our office online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Richard Martinez Jr. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.