At about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd, 22-year-old Deven Dolezal was killed in a broadside collision in Hemet. While traveling near Warren and Simpson roads, an SUV veered into the oncoming traffic of the opposite lane and struck the vehicle Dolezal was driving, the impact proving fatal for the SUV driver and Dolezal. Two other people suffered serious trauma and two sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“The formal investigation of a fatal accident can take several weeks, which can be frustrating for family members seeking information about what happened to their loved one,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that 454 people were killed or injured in crashes in Hemet in 2010. The agency compares the accident data of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Hemet ranked 13th out of 103 cities with populations ranging in size from 50,001 to 100,000 residents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Deven Dolezal, the woman who was killed in the broadside collision. We would also like to offer our condolences to the family of the other driver and wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this crash.
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