At about 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, two people were injured in a crash on Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, reported the Daily Press. While traveling westbound, a motorist swerved to the right shoulder to avoid a vehicle that was passing slower moving eastbound traffic and lost control, striking a pickup truck hauling a trailer. Emergency responders had to use the Jaws of Life to free the occupants of the vehicle from the wreckage. They were flown to trauma centers. The CHP is investigating the accident.
Apple Valley accounted for 2 of the 180 fatalities and 94 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. That year, Apple Valley ranked 103rd out of 103 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is the worst, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
In California, when motorists are injured in crashes that are attributable to the negligence of others, they may file civil claims in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information on the personal injury claims process after an auto accident, please call 866-981-5596.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in the crash on Bear Valley Road.