Head-on Crash, Wrong-Way Driver Conie Stone Arrested
BEAUMONT, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2018) — At least one person was hurt Thursday night in a multi-vehicle, head-on collision on Beaumont Avenue (State Route 79) at Lamb Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police believe a driver in a white van was heading northbound in the southbound lanes of State Route 79 when they collided with as many as six vehicles. Paramedics responded to the scene where they treated at least one injured person for minor injuries. The total number of people hurt was not disclosed.
It appears from the report that five vehicles were towed from the scene of the crass involving seven motorists.
An article by San Bernardino Sun identified the suspect as Conie Stone. The 51-year-old San Jacinto woman was charged Monday with two DUI-related counts, as well as driving the wrong way causing injury to another person.
Beaumont Accident Investigation
Investigating a collision involving injuries and multiple drivers can be complicated for police. They must decide based on the facts who caused the crash and then assign liability.
If a negligent driver caused a collision that left you with injuries, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim even if there is some fault on both sides.
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