Shortly before 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 24th, a two-vehicle collision killed 27-year-old Jason Hart and injured one other person in Temecula. While traveling westbound on Rancho California Road, Hart was involved in an accident with a vehicle heading eastbound on Moraga Road, the impact sending one of the vehicles into a brick wall. When paramedics found Hart, he was not breathing; they transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. One person suffered moderate trauma. Authorities suspect that alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident.
“After a crash resulting in serious trauma, the negligent driver may be held liable for the cost of the victim’s recovery,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “If the victim does not survive the accident, his or her family may pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.”
Throughout the country, traffic collisions claimed the lives of 32,310 people in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s statistical projection for that year. Overall, the incidence of traffic deaths has been declining, with 2011 marking the year with the lowest number of fatalities recorded since 1949.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jason Hart, the man who was killed in the two-vehicle collision on Sunday morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the person who was injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Temecula crash.
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