At about 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 74-year-old John Tinkler, of Dublin, and a 71-year-old man from Green Valley, Arizona were killed in an eight-vehicle crash in Newberry Springs. The collision, which also injured five people, occurred on Interstate 40 east of Fort Cady Road and involved both passenger vehicles and semi trucks. Low visibility due to a dust storm may have contributed to the accident. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.
“When a motor vehicle collision results in injury or death, the victims or their families may file civil claims against the negligent party in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their injury or loss,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Throughout San Bernardino County, 11,866 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked San Bernardino 36th out of 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury accidents that occurred there that year; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Statewide, 2,720 people were killed in collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of John Tinkler and the Arizona man who were killed in the crash on Interstate 40. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the five people who were injured.
DesertDispatch.com originally reported this Newberry Springs crash.
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