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Mojave Desert: Driver Emiliano Martinez and Passenger Jennifer Segura Killed in Rollover Accident


At 10:41 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, a vehicle rolled over on State Highway 62 in the Mojave Desert, the impact killing the driver and passenger, 34-year-old Emiliano Martinez and 31-year-old Jennifer Segura. The accident occurred at mile marker 104 near Vidal Junction. Martinez and Segura were pronounced dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

“After a fatal accident, the families of the victims may seek compensation from the at-fault party-whether the city for its failure to properly maintain roads or from the driver for his or her negligent operation of the vehicle-for expenses associated with their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.

The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data indicate that 11,866 people were killed or injured in crashes in 2010, with 1,072 of the injuries and fatalities occurring between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. San Bernardino ranked 36th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Emiliano Martinez and Jennifer Segura, the driver and passenger who were killed in the accident.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this rollover 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 personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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