At approximately 2 a.m. on July 20, the California Highway Patrol started receiving reports of a wrong-way driver in Rancho Cucamonga on the 210 Freeway. A 28-year-old man from La Habra was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the freeway. As CHP units began positioning themselves to intervene, the man's vehicle collided with a silver Hyundai that contained four people according to a captain with CHP.
The 60-year-old driver of the Hyundai and his 56-year-old wife were seriously injured in the accident and transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The wife had been released as of July 21. The two passengers in the backseat of the Hyundai, a 38-year-old woman from Fontana and a 52-year-old woman visiting from London, were killed in the crash. Both women were related to the driver and his wife. The wrong-way driver also died in the wreck.
Troopers suspected the group was returning from a family reunion. The entire eastbound side of the 210 Freeway near Day Boulevard was closed down until 7:30 a.m.
Through successful personal injury lawsuits, accident victims can win compensation to help cover medical bills, income lost due to being rendered unable to work and, in some jurisdictions, pain and suffering. Additionally, when a family loses a loved one in an auto wreck, they could win damages, via a wrongful death suit, from the person believed to be responsible for the incident. If that person also died in the accident, a lawsuit could be filed against his or her estate. Attorneys who are experienced with these types of civil cases could help people who have suffered as a result of car accidents they did not cause.
Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Victims Identified in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Rancho Cucamonga", Oleevia Woo and Reggie Kumar, July 21, 2014
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