A 49-year old Victorville man was killed by another driver who may have run a stop sign at an intersection. Police are investigating.
According to reports, the man’s SUV was struck on the side by another vehicle. He and his passengers were taken to a local hospital where he died shortly after.
The intersection where the accident occurred is controlled by a two-way stop sign. Apparently, the other driver failed to yield the right-of-way to the victim’s vehicle.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21802(a), “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop as required by Section 22450. The driver shall then yield the right-of-way to any vehicles which have approached from another highway, or which are approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.”
If the investigation proves that the other driver was at fault, he or she can be held responsible for the victim’s wrongful death. It would be wise for the family to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to file a wrongful death claim seeking damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident as a result of another person’s negligent actions, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney to discuss your legal rights and options.
My deepest condolences go out to the family for their tragic loss.