Shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, a driver ran a red light in Temecula, causing the crash that killed 74-year-old Amar and 68-year-old Cheryl Jain, both of Yorba Linda. While traveling westbound on Rancho California Road in a 2006 Hyundai, Christopher Bostic failed to heed the traffic signal at Jefferson Avenue and collided with the couple’s vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported Bostic to the hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the crash and have asked that anyone with information about it call 951-696-3000.
“When a driver’s negligence results in a fatal crash, the families of the victims may pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Temecula accounted for 1 of the 164 fatalities and 532 of the 10,594 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Throughout the state, traffic fatalities decreased by 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Amar and Cheryl Jain, the couple who were killed in the crash caused by the driver who ran the red light.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Temecula crash.
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