Hesperia, CA (July 25, 2021) – A 59-year-old driver died after a teen boy driving an SUV ran a stop sign in Hesperia, causing a collision that also involved two other vehicles on Thursday, July 22, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.
Officers say that the crash was reported at 7:00 a.m. and occurred at the intersection of Choiceana Avenue and Yucca Street.
Investigators say the 14-year-old boy was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe west on Yucca Street when he failed to stop. He was then broadsided by a 2008 Honda Civic driven by a 55-year-old man headed northbound on Choiceana Avenue. A 2020 Kia Sportage traveling southbound on Choiceana also collided with the two cars.
The Kia’s driver was rushed to an area medical center via ambulance but died at the hospital, per a release from the SBCSD. The Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 59-year-old Craig Sale of Hesperia. Minor injuries were reported by the other individuals involved.
Deputy Nathan Campos, a sheriff’s spokesman, said that no information on the circumstances surrounding the collision is available at this time. It’s also unclear whether the teen boy’s parents are being investigated.
Officers say they are still piecing together the events leading up to the wreck.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Craig Sale. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Bay Area Car Accident Fatalities
Authorities throughout San Francisco and the wider Bay Area say that more than 30,000 traffic accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways over the last several years. As a result, thousands of lives are lost every year on California’s highways, which include major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, local streets, busy intersections, and beyond.
Serious car accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are an unfortunately common part of life in California. When multiple victims are injured in an accident, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a California car accident attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. Victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money on medical treatment, especially if their injuries resulted from an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
At Halavanau in San Francisco, our compassionate, dedicated legal team will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case. We have years of experience when it comes to fighting for victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver, contact our injury attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com to schedule your consultation.
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