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UPDATE: Austin Hornung and Robert Dissmore killed in Corona accident

Austin Hornung and Robert Dissmore killed in accident

Austin Hornung and Robert Dissmore were killed in a single-vehicle crash near downtown Corona on December 17. Updated to add the family’s GoFundMe link.

CORONA, CA (December 20, 2022) – A driver and his passenger were killed when the sports car they were in slammed into a tree near downtown Corona, authorities said today.

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Austin Hornung, 25, and Robert Dissmore, 22, both of Corona, were fatally injured shortly after midnight Saturday on East Ontario Avenue, near Magnolia Avenue, according to the Corona Police Department.

Sgt. Jason Waldon said Hornung was at the wheel of a 2017 Ford Mustang, traveling at an undetermined speed, when he apparently lost control and veered off of the four-lane corridor, plowing into the roadside tree.

Paramedics and patrol officers reached the location minutes later and discovered both men in grave condition.

They were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where they died in the predawn hours Saturday, Waldon said.

He said it remains unknown whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police Traffic Bureau at 951-557-4995.

[via CNS]

Liability In Corona Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Austin Hornung and Robert Dissmore’s Car Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the families of Austin Hornung and Robert Dissmore. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Corona car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

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