A three-vehicle crash that occurred in Moreno Valley on April 14 left one man dead and three injured. Officials with California Highway Patrol say that a 47-year-old Hemet man driving a 1998 Ford Taurus eastward on Gilman Spring Road was fatally struck by the driver of a 2017 BMW 431i, a 27-year-old Santa Ana man, heading west.
The 27-year-old was trying to pass another vehicle on a stretch of road with double-yellow solid lines when he collided head-on with the Taurus. This was near Alessandro Boulevard. A 46-year-old Montebello man who was traveling behind the BMW was hit by debris resulting from the collision and was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The BMW driver and his 24-year-old passenger were both sent to Riverside University Health System with serious injuries. CHP has ruled out alcohol and drugs as possible factors in the crash. Cal Fire has stated that the three vehicles carried eight passengers in all.
In January 2019, Gilman Springs Road had seen a fatal crash near Bridge Street. The head-on collision took the life of a woman who was also a native of Hemet.
In car accidents caused by negligent drivers, victims may be able to sue for their economic and non-economic damages. These may include medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages and pain and suffering. If there is a fatality, the family of the decedent may file a wrongful death lawsuit and be covered for loss of support or consortium, pre-death medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. In either case, plaintiffs may want legal guidance throughout the process.