At about 12:33 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 57-year-old Robert E. Miller, of Victorville, was killed and four others were injured in a head-on crash in Hesperia. While traveling eastbound on Highway 138 in a 1991 Ford Explorer SUV, Miller veered into the opposing lane of traffic and collided with a westbound 1999 Toyota minivan. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders extricated the three occupants of the minivan from the wreckage and transported them to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. A passenger in the Ford was also taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is under investigation.
“When a motor vehicle collision results in serious or fatal harm, the victims or their families may pursue compensation through the civil claims process from the negligent driver for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Hesperia accounted for 5 of the 180 fatalities and 349 of the 11,050 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hesperia ranked 68th out of 103 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions in a California Office of Traffic Safety ranking system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Robert E. Miller. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured.
The Daily Press originally reported this Hesperia head-on crash.
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