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Joshua Tree: Kristin Thrawl Killed in Collision with Military Humvee


At about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 26-year-old Kristin Thrawl, of Yucca Valley, was killed in a collision with a military Humvee in Joshua Tree. While traveling eastbound on Highway 62, the driver of the Humvee veered into the traffic of the opposing lane a mile east of White Feather Road, colliding with the 2010 Ford Focus Thrawl was driving. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

“When a driver’s negligence results in an accident that fatally harms others, the families of the victims may hold the driver liable by filing wrongful death claims,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.

In 2010, 11,866 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in San Bernardino County, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The county ranked 36th out of 58 counties in the state for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Kristin Thrawl, the woman who was killed in the collision with the military Humvee.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Joshua Tree crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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