1 Killed, 5 Injured in Head-On Crash on Phelan Road Saturday
PHELAN (September 1, 2018) – A traffic collision along Phelan Road left one person dead and several others injured on Saturday afternoon, according to Victor Valley News.
The accident involving two vehicles took place at about 12:34 p.m.
California Highway Patrol said a Chevy pickup S10 truck was going west when at the same time a 2018 Mercedes Benz GLC was headed east on Phelan Road.
The pickup and the SUV then collided head-on for an unknown reason, just west of Mango Street. Both cars sustained major damage was a result of the crash.
Car Crash on Phelan Road Near Mango Street
San Bernardino County Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the female driver of the truck dead at the scene. The male passenger of the pickup sustained minor injuries.
CHP affirmed that a female occupant in the Mercedes was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with significant injuries.
Three other parties involved apparently had minor wounds due to the wreck. One was taken by ground ambulance to Arrowhead while the other two were not hospitalized.
The names of all the victims and their condition at this time were not released. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what exactly led to the tragic incident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of the deceased will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the injured and held not responsible for the crash will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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