Christian Best, 21, Hit and Killed by Bus at Hesperia and Verde Intersection
VICTORVILLE (May 30, 2018) – On May 24, Thursday, 21-year-old Christian Lee Best was killed after being struck by a bus in the area of Hesperia Road and Verde Street.
According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened around 8:52 a.m. on Thursday when Best was riding his skateboard westbound along Verde Street. Officials noted that Verde apparently slopes downhill toward the intersection with Hesperia Road.
At the same time, a small medical transport bus was traveling southbound along Hesperia and was pulling forward through the intersection.
For reasons still under investigation, Best crashed into the left rear-end of the bus and was reportedly run over by the rear tires of the vehicle.
Skateboarder Killed in Victorville Accident, May 24
Primary reports indicated Best was transported first to Victor Valley Global Medical Center and was transferred to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 p.m.
No immediate information was released on the identity and whereabouts of the bus operator involved in the deadly crash.
Officials said the collision is still being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Christian Best as they search for peace and comfort.
Victorville Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this case. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a party involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If the investigation process proves that the death of Mr. Christian Best was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, then the family members of the deceased may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault.
Mr. Frederico Berra and Ms. Maria Esper may have the right to a personal injury claim. Victims in similar cases would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been involved in a similar situation and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Victorville wrongful death attorneys as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case evaluation.
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