The Press Enterprise has reported that two drivers have been killed in separate accidents in the Inland Empire.  In one collision, a 29-year-old Moreno Valley man died Friday afternoon following a crash on Agua Mansa Road near Market Street in Riverside.  The victim, Jose Castaneda Soberanes, was driving a sedan that struck a truck head-on about 2:20 p.m., according to the Riverside County Coroner's office.  He died a short time later.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

See the Enterprise story HERE.

In the second accident, a 28-year-old Perris man died early this morning after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash on Interstate 215 in Riverside.  The driver in the Saturday morning accident, Jeramiah Baldwin, was traveling northbound on I-215 about a mile north of Eucalyptus Avenue just before 2 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his vehicle.  He struck a curb, the vehicle rolled multiple times and he was ejected, according to a news release from the Riverside County Coroner's office.  That collision is also being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.

See the Enterprise story HERE.

The precise circumstances surrounding these two tragic automobile accidents are still under investigation.  Both accidents, because of their severity will likely be the subject of a thorough investigation to include accident reconstruction.  Those reconstructions will include speed calculations, skid mark analysis, deformation of metal analysis and the accumulation of a detailed history on both drivers.  In accidents such as this, it is common for the investigating agency to look into the background and recent history of the driver or drivers involved.  For example, speaking to witnesses and family members to determine the activities of the drivers in the hours prior to the fatal collisions would probably shed some light on the cause or causes of these accidents.  If lack of rest, drug or alcohol use, or emotional instability played a role a careful forensic investigation will reveal this fact.  Additionally, simple carelessness may be found to have been a contributing factor.

Compensation for victims of fatal automobile accidents, caused by unlawful misconduct or negligence, should be an important concern for all Californians.  When a driver operates their vehicle in a careless manner and causes a fatal accident, they should be held accountable.  An Orange County wrongful death attorney with experience at handling such cases can make a fair assessment of these claims.  Mr. Ralph has 20 years years of experience handling personal injury cases, including those involving wrongful death.  He can be reached at 714-919-4415 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a serious or fatal motor vehicle accident caused by another's negligence?

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