Multi-Vehicle Accident Results in Fatality in Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (July 10th, 2021) – On the evening of July 10th, 2021, officers from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station were dispatched to a multi-vehicle traffic accident near the intersection of Baseline Road and Milliken Avenue.
According to authorities, the accident involved a total of five vehicles, with the suspect’s vehicle colliding with three other cars. The victim’s motor vehicle was propelled into the intersection and it was here where it was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound. The vehicle being operated by the suspect was overturned and it came to a final rest on the intersection.
The suspect has been identified as Moises Reina who was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Both the passenger and driver of the victim’s vehicle were rushed to the hospital in serious conditions. The passenger has been identified as Mia Johnson by authorities. Unfortunately, she sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was declared deceased at the hospital. The driver in this vehicle remains in critical condition.
According to a News Release, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation of the collision. While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, the suspect, Moises Reina, was apprehended and booked at a local detention center.
As of July 13th, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Reina, including one count of DUI Causing Bodily Harm, one count of Second Degree Murder, and one count of Gross Vehicle Manslaughter while Intoxicated.
No other information about this case is readily available. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station. Callers can remain anonymous by using the department’s Tip Hotline or leave the information on the We-Tip website.
Southern California’s roads are among the busiest in the nation, and sadly, this also makes them some of the most dangerous. In a split second, even the most careful drivers can get involved in a multi-vehicle accident that results in serious injuries. Aside from the serious injuries, the collision can lead to extensive property damage, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of quality of life, and long-term financial insecurity. Fortunately, most accident victims can obtain financial compensation for their grievances by pursuing legal action against the at-fault party.
When multiple vehicles are involved in the accident, figuring out what party is at fault for causing the accident can be a real challenge. With a thorough case investigation, however, it may be possible to determine who was at fault and if multiple parties share liability for the accident.
The State of California observes the theory of comparative fault in most accident cases, including car accidents. For the most part, this means that every party involved in the accident can be held responsible for his or her contribution in causing the accident. Even the injured person filing the claim can bear responsibility for the accident. If the court finds the victim partially responsible for the accident, the damages awarded to the victim will be reduced by the percentage he or she was found responsible for.
The same theory applies in cases where the victim lost his or her life in the accident. When the victim’s family files a wrongful death claim against the responsible party, the court may reduce a fraction of the damages awarded if the victim was found to be partially at fault for the accident.
Whether or not injured people share responsibility in causing an accident, filing a claim can provide much needed compensation to cover expenses stemming from the accident, such as the loss of income, disability, and trauma. By obtaining efficient legal counsel, injured victims can ensure their case is stronger; therefore, ensuring the highest amount of compensation is secured.
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