A 50-year-old woman identified as Maria Lourdes Mora was killed after a fatal multi-vehicle traffic collision in Victorville on Monday morning, August 17.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the crash happened at around 11:53 a.m. at the intersection of Village Drive and LLanada road. A 2007 silver Honda Civic, another silver older model Honda, a Public Works City of Victorville utility truck were involved in the fatal collision.
Mora was initially driving her Honda Civic eastbound on Village Drive when her vehicle was struck by a gray older model Honda traveling in the opposite direction. The collision caused a chain reaction which resulted in one of the cars crashing into the public utility truck. One of the drivers had to be extricated by firefighters as he was trapped inside his vehicle. The driver sustained significant injuries and was airlifted to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center to receive treatment.
Meanwhile, Mora also sustained life-threatening injuries, and she was rushed to the Victor Valley Global Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.
Fatal Crash Investigation is Underway
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the cause of the fatal accident. They will conduct a forensic examination on both vehicles to determine the liability or if it was a malfunction or mechanical error.
Multi-vehicle collisions can result in extreme vehicular damage and death. A car accident is classified as a multi-vehicle collision when three or more vehicles are involved in the crash. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle.
Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, reckless and distracted driving. It can be quite challenging to pinpoint liability during a multi-vehicle collision investigation, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced San Bernardino County wrongful death attorney to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
San Bernardino Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal car accident can be quite stressful and overwhelming.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.