At about 1:22 a.m. on Sunday, March 31, 45-year-old Gustavo Sanchez was killed in a collision with a wrong-way driver in Beaumont. While traveling on the eastbound Interstate 10 in a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup, Sanchez was struck head-on by a westbound 2012 Toyota TC. Sanchez, and the driver of the Toyota, 23-year-old Francisco Hernandez, were killed in the fiery crash. Authorities indicated that Hernandez was fleeing the scene of a previous collision when he collided with Sanchez. The accident is under investigation.
“When a motorist is killed in a collision, his or her family may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party in order to be compensated for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, 50 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Beaumont, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Nighttime collisions-those occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m.-accounted for one of the accidents that resulted in injury or death in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Gustavo Sanchez, the man who was killed in the collision with the wrong-way driver.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Beaumont crash.
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