Shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday, March 23rd, two people were killed in a crash on Schaeffer Avenue in Chino. The collision between the 1998 Ford Explorer and the 1991 Nissan Stanza occurred between Pipeline and Norton Avenues. Two of the three occupants of the Stanza died as a result of the accident, one at a local hospital and the other from cardiac arrest while in the care of paramedics. The driver of the Explorer was also injured and taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“When a collision results in trauma or fatality, the at-fault driver may be held liable for expenses related to the injury or loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Chino accounted for 3 of the 192 fatalities and 529 of the 10,983 injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings. Placing in 1st is considered the worst. In 2010, Chino ranked 11th out of 103 cities for fatal and injury crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the vehicle occupants who were killed in the crash on Schaeffer Avenue this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver who was injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this fatal Chino accident.
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