Shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 51-year-old Apolinar Belliard and a 61-year-old female occupant were killed in a crash in Hemet, reported The Press-Enterprise. The accident occurred on Florida Avenue when a Dodge Caliber collided head-on with a Honda Pilot east of Warren Road. While authorities were investigating the accident, another one occurred not far away in the 100 block of West Johnston Avenue. Tim Meyers, 60, veered from the road and collided with a tree and a house. Emergency responders transported him to an area hospital, where he succumbed to the trauma he suffered a short time later. Authorities believe Meyers may have experienced a medical emergency shortly before the accident. Both collisions are under investigation.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that motor vehicle collisions claimed 454 lives in Hemet in 2010. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. That year, Hemet ranked 13th out of 103 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.
After a fatal collision, the families of the victims may hold the at-fault parties liable for their losses by filing wrongful death claims. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact the firm online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Apolinar Belliard, the female occupant, and Tim Meyers.