At least six people were killed and twelve others sustained injuries in a fatal traffic collision near Bishop on August 10‚ 2010‚ that involved a van carrying athletes from California Baptist University in Riverside and Cathedral High School in San Diego.
The van was one of three vehicles heading northbound on U.S Highway 395 about five miles from Bishop. A Ford SUV travelling in the opposite direction lost control and struck one of the vans at around 8:00 p.m.‚ causing both vehicles to burst into flames.
The second van travelling behind the northbound van avoided the original collision but the vehicle right behind it struck the burning SUV. Five passengers in the SUV along with one in the van died in this fatal crash. We express our deepest condolences to all those who lost lives in this fatal motor vehicle accident. We also hope and pray that the injured victims recover to their complete health soon.
A lot of effort‚ time‚ and money go into making young athletes and into our nation’s assets. It is unfortunate that this auto accident has caused irreperable damage to their families‚ universities‚ and teammates. The investigation should be completed soon to determine whether the SUV driver is at fault. It is possible that he was driving under the influence of alcohol or was distracted so that he lost control of his car. The families of the deceased and injured passengers should get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer who may hire his own private investigators to verify the facts of the official investigation and determine whether other facts exist to determine which driver or drivers were at fault for causing the accident. The families may be entitled for compensation to cover the cost of funeral expenses‚ the cost of medical treatment for the injured‚ loss of earnings‚ loss of love and companionship‚ and other related damages.
Ross Jurewitz is one of the San Diego personal injury attorneys and the managing lawyer at the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed in an injury accident. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident in California‚ 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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