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San Bernardino: Todd Hofeditz, Jennifer Hyde, and Victor Negrette Seriously Injured in Highway 330 Crash Involving Wrong-Way Driver


Posted on Mar 28, 2012

At about 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26th, three people were seriously injured in a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Highway 330 in the San Bernardino Mountains. While traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and crossing the double-yellow line to pass vehicles, 20-year-old Victor Negrette, of Big Bear Lake, lost control of his 2006 Infiniti G35 while negotiating a sharp turn, swerving into opposing lanes of traffic and colliding head-on with a 1991 Jeep Cherokee. The driver of the Jeep, 27-year-old Todd C. Hofeditz, of Lakeside, his passenger, 23-year-old Jennifer Hyde, of Hemet, and Negrette were all critically injured. Paramedics transported them to Loma Linda University Medical Center to receive treatment. The crash also triggered a second collision; however, no injuries were reported. 

“After an accident resulting in injury, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses incurred by the victim, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. 

In 2009, 192 motor vehicle occupants were killed and 10,983 were injured in traffic accidents in San Bernardino County, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. In 2010, the county ranked 36th out of 58 counties for fatal and injury traffic collisions. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Todd Hofeditz, Jennifer Hyde, and Victor Negrette, the three vehicle occupants who were seriously injured in the crash on Highway 330 involving the wrong-way driver.

The Press-Enterprise
originally reported this San Bernardino collision.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like 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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