1 Dead, 4 Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash on Village Drive
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (Feb. 15, 2018) — A Lawrence Willenborg, 77, of Apple Valley was killed and an adult and three children were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision at Puesta Del Sol Drive and Village Drive, according to the Victor Valley News.
The crash took place on Valentine’s Day about 4:13 p.m. between the victim’s dark blue Toyota sedan and a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. The pickup had been traveling west on Village Drive when the Toyota turned left in front of the vehicle and was broadsided.
The driver and another person were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. There were a total of five occupants in the vehicle and all of them were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The driver was airlifted to Victor Valley Global Medical Center where he died in the emergency department.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is heading up the investigation into liability.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Victorville Sheriff’s Station at 760-241-2911.
Wrongful Death Accident Investigation
An investigation into this collision is underway to determine fault. In cases such as this one, there could be shared fault on the part of both drivers or one driver could be assigned liability. Police are piecing together the facts and will make a determination.
If a negligent driver has caused a collision that took the life of your loved one, you may have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is responsible. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed. Cases involving trucking companies can be complicated and there are steps necessary to protect your legal rights.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – sks