Ronald G. Sneff‚ 69‚ was killed in a fatal car accident in Riverside on the afternoon of June 10‚ 2010. According to the North County Times report‚ this car accident occurred near Newport Road close to the 215 Freeway (I-215) when a Hyundai Sedan collided with a Mazda minivan.
Riverside County Sherriff’s officers said that the driver of the Hyundai was travelling north to Interstate 215. As he exited the Newport Road exit‚ he did not stop at the intersection and hit the center divider before finally colliding with the Mazda van. Sneff was travelling in the Mazda van. Four other passengers from both the vehicles sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
We offer our deepest condolences to Sneff’s family and friends for such their tragic and irreversible loss. We also hope and pray that all the four injured victims recover quickly and completely. From the sounds of the news story‚ it appears that the driver of the Hyundai was at fault for causing this accident‚ but many questions are still unanswered. Did he run a red light? Was he intoxicated or impaired? Was he distracted because he was on the cell phone? These are the types of questions we hope that the police investigation answers.
If this auto accident is analyzed‚ the first thought that comes to our mind is that why did the driver of Hyundai not stop at the intersection? If it is found that he was distracted and failed to notice the red light or suffers from vision impairment‚ he may be held liable for Sneff’s death and for injuries of four other passengers. Sneff’s family may be entitled for compensation to cover the cost of funeral‚ loss of earnings‚ loss of love and companionship‚ and other related expenses.
Ross Jurewitz is a Riverside car accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed in a car crash. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in Riverside‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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