At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 4-year-old Breann Creer was killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a semi in Rancho Cucamonga. Creer was a passenger on a motorcycle that struck a big rig as it made a U-turn on 6th Street west of Hermosa Avenue. Witnesses had to stop the trucker, who was dragging the motorcycle, from leaving the scene. The rider, Eric Henderson, sustained moderate trauma in the accident. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“After a collision resulting in injury or death, the victims or their surviving family members may seek justice through the civil claims process,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis. “Under state law, the party responsible for the crash is obligated to compensate the victims for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses.”
Rancho Cucamonga accounted for 7 of the 221 fatalities and 636 of the 11,764 injuries suffered in traffic collisions that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 24 of the fatal and 425 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Breann Creer, the girl who was killed in the collision between the motorcycle and the semi. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Eric Henderson, the rider who was injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Rancho Cucamonga crash.
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