As recently reported, the 32-year-old driver of a 1994 Honda Civic was seen traveling northbound on the southbound lanes of Cottonwood Ave in Hesperia in San Bernardino County, California.
Apparently, the car was traveling on the wrong way. Consequently, it collided head-on into a Sedan traveling in the southbound lanes. The said collision created a strong impact that caused the death of the Honda Civic’s driver who was later identified as Sergio Marin, 32, of Fontana.
On the other hand, the five passengers of the sedan were transported to different nearby hospitals for treatment of the serious injuries they sustained from the incident. Three of them were said to be juveniles while the other two were adults.
So far, it is not yet determined whether alcohol was a factor but the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is already investigating the incident.
As it is, the Holiday season, including New Year, is one of the most dangerous times to travel. Incidentally, parties are everywhere during such period… and so are drunk drivers.
Meanwhile, recent statistics released by the California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report revealed that there were 203 people killed and some 7,910 injured in vehicle accidents in San Bernardino County alone in 2010. Unfortunately, out of those deaths, some 75 were alcohol-related while out of those injured, some 860 were likewise caused by diving under the influence (DUI).
Consequently, several personal injury lawyers repeatedly encourage drivers to avoid drinking and driving since traffic mishaps often stem from drunk driving.
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