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21 August 2017 By JM Johnson 0 comments

San Jacinto Fatal Car Accident Sanderson Avenue, August 20

San Jacinto Fatal Car Accident Highway 79, August 20

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Sanderson Avenue Crash

SAN JACINTO (August 20, 2017) – A fatal traffic collision allegedly caused by a speed contest occurred on Sanderson Avenue Sunday afternoon, according to The Press Enterprise.

The accident took place about 1:40 p.m., south of Gilman Springs Road.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a Silver Nissan 300 and a red Dodge Charger were both headed north on Sanderson Avenue when the Nissan crossed into the southbound lanes.

The Nissan driven by a 23-year-old man struck a Hyundai Elantra which was then hit by a Honda Accord. The Honda ultimately drove into a guardrail following the crash.

San Jacinto Fatal Car Crash

One car caught fire upon impact. Riverside County Fire Department responded and extricated two people from two of the three vehicles involved.

CHP affirmed that the driver of the Hyundai, a 51-year-old man, was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The motorist in the Nissan suffered major injuries, while the occupant of the Honda sustained minor minor wounds. The names of the deceased victim and the injured parties have not been yet released.

Meanwhile, the report added that the Dodge returned to the scene and contacted the authorities. A witness claimed that the Nissan and Dodge were involved in a speed contest.


We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of the man whose life was taken in this tragedy.


Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, distracted driving or negligence often cause traffic collisions. These auto accidents usually results in serious injuries, or worse death. Once the investigation process is over and it proves that the motorists involved in the alleged speed contest have neglected the safety of other people on the road and have led to the victims’ death and injuries, the families of the deceased and wounded men may have the right to pursue a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties.

The victims and their families will need a professional representative in court to help them obtain the justice and maximum compensation for all the hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income and pain and suffering. No amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one or the trauma of any injured person, however, it is important that the victims and their families know their legal rights.

If your loved one has been a victim in a car accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced Riverside County wrongful death or personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation.

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