Apple Valley, CA (November 20, 2023) A driver was airlifted to a trauma center after crashing through a residential backyard of an Apple Valley home on November 9th, 2023. The Apple Valley Fire Protection District said the collision occurred in the 15600 block of Pohez Road just before 5:30 p.m.
Officers reported that the driver was in a pickup truck head down Symeron Road when, for reasons unknown, he lost control of his vehicle. He ended up driving down a vacant dirt lot before he crashed into the backyard of a Pohez Road house.
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The Apple Valley Fire Protection District arrived at the scene and found the driver seriously injured. They called for a helicopter to come to the scene and transport the driver to a hospital for treatment. A Mercy Air helicopter arrived in the neighborhood and the driver was carefully loaded and flown to an out-of-area trauma center for treatment. There has been no update on the driver’s condition at this time.
Officers still don’t know why the driver lost control of the vehicle, but are investigating the accident to try and determine what exactly happened on Pohez Road. A tow truck was called to the scene to remove the pick up truck that had crashed into the residential back yard.
Liability In Apple Valley 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:
- 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 An Apple Valley Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jeremy Page and Josh Page. 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 an Apple Valley 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.