Winchester: Amos Yang Killed, Pa Thao Injured in Wrong-Way Crash
Posted on Feb 28, 2014
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, a wrong-way crash in Winchester resulted in serious and fatal injuries for the vehicle occupants involved, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Domenigoni Parkway in a 1994 Honda Civic, 20-year-old Gerardo Cornejo, of Nuevo, crashed head-on into a 2007 Suzuki RX4, the impact sending the Honda into a westbound 2008 Dodge Ram. Amos Yang, the 27-year-old front-seat passenger of the Suzuki, Pa Thao, also 27, the driver, and a four-year-old girl who was sitting in the back seat were taken to area hospitals. Yang succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The driver and passenger in the Dodge sustained minor injuries. Cornejo suffered major trauma and was also hospitalized. Authorities suspect that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of 153 people and caused injury to another 10,025 in Riverside County in 2011, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 74 of the crashes that resulted in death and 842 of those that caused injury in the county. Throughout California, driving on the wrong side of the rode was a primary collision factor in 128 fatal and 5,573 injury accidents that year.
After a traffic accident, those who were injured or who lost loved ones have recourse through the civil justice system. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Amos Yang. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Pa Thao and the girl who was injured.