Benjamin Christensen, 42, Seriously Injured in Cajon Pass Head-On Crash
CAJON PASS (October 12, 2018) – A driver was seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 138 on Wednesday afternoon, according to The Press Enterprise.
The victim has been identified as 42-year-old Benjamin Christensen, of Wrightwood.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Christensen was driving a Toyota Tacoma west on Highway 138 when he was struck head-on by a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.
The Subaru was initially traveling east on the highway at about 65 mph when for an unknown reason its driver crossed over into the westbound lane and hit the Toyota.
Man Killed Cajon Pass Crash on Highway 138, Oct 10
CHP affirmed that Christensen was immediately transported to the hospital with major injuries. His condition at this time was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the motorist in the Crosstrek was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin but officials described him as a 42-year-old Lake Arrowhead resident.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact CHP at 909-383-4247.
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In this case, authorities will investigate why the male driver of the Subaru Crosstrek crossed over the opposite lane. Officials will also determine the speed of that motorist, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with his SUV, and whether or not the man was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the two cars involved, such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, Mr. Benjamin Christensen will possess the right to pursue a personal injury, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced San Bernardino County personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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