Shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25th, 66-year-old semi driver Alfred Eclipse Jr., of Norwalk, was killed in a crash with a speeding vehicle on Interstate 15 near Oak Hill Road in Hesperia. The driver of the Nissan 350 Z, 32-year-old Nathan Herbert, of San Bernardino, was traveling north on the highway at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with the truck, the impact causing it to rollover into an embankment, explains a California truck accident lawyer. Eclipse was pronounced dead at the scene, and Herbert sustained minor injuries.
Hesperia accounted for 7 of the 192 fatalities and 356 of the 10,983 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents throughout San Bernardino County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year crashes involving large trucks contributed to 29 of the fatalities and 410 of the injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Alfred Eclipse Jr., the semi driver who was killed in the crash with the speeding vehicle last Wednesday.
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