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Two-Vehicle Collision Results in a Single Fatality in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Rancho Cucamonga, CA (June 7th, 2020) – On early Sunday morning, one person was fatally injured and another sustained non-lethal injuries following a tragic traffic accident in Rancho Cucamonga. According to authorities, the deadly collision involved two small passenger vehicles at around 3 a.m. on the intersection of Base Line Road and Haven Avenue.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has reported that a 1996 Lexus sedan traveling northbound on Haven Avenue collided with a 2016 Kia sedan heading westbound on Base Line Road. At the time of the report, there were no known reasons behind the collision, however, the collision did cause the Kia sedan to burst into flames. Unfortunately, the male driver of the Kia was inside the vehicle when the vehicle combusted.

Firefighters responded to the scene of the accident and worked to put out the flames, nonetheless, the driver inside the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the victim was not yet reported pending notification of his family.

The driver of the 1996 Lexus was identified as 35-year-old Shea Pinney of Rancho Cucamonga. He was transported to the hospital in unknown conditions. The fatal accident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact local authorities.

Motor vehicles are dangerous for many reasons, including their ability to combust upon collision. Auto makers and engineers recognize this danger, and therefore put considerable time and effort to engineer reasonably safe fuel systems. Unfortunately, every motor vehicle continues to run the risk of catching fire. When a motor vehicle catches fire, a complete and thorough investigation should be conducted. Even when the auto accident involves multiple vehicles, design defects in the vehicle should always be considered.

According to data published by the National Fire Protection Association, automobile fires resulted in nearly 500 civilian deaths in 2018. Additionally, the agency reports that fires in highway automobiles resulted in 1,300 injuries. In a vast majority of these incidents, the automobile fires were caused as a result of a gas tank defect or other faulty fuel system. Since automobiles are largely powered by a combination of complex electrical and mechanical systems, auto makers and dealers alike have a legal responsibility to ensure the automobiles they sell are reasonably safe for those who purchase their vehicles. When automakers and dealers fail to meet this standard of care, these companies can be held accountable when a vehicle catches fire and injures a driver.

Defective gas tanks have the potential to catch fire in a collision, but there are also other notable defects that can cause a vehicle to combust in an accident. Some of these defects include short circuits, spilled flammable fluids, faulty anti-siphoning devices, electrical system failures, poorly-designed auto batteries, and overheating catalytic converters. When an auto defect results in the injury of an unsuspecting driver, the driver has the legal right to seek compensation from the automaker or dealer.

After a fiery accident, it is possible a victim can sustain a broad range of catastrophic bodily injuries. A victim can sustain severe burn injuries, which are some of the most painful and debilitating injuries a person can sustain. When a victim suffers third-degree burns, he or she can require extensive medical treatment and can potentially face life-long medical issues. When seeking compensation from a negligent automaker or auto dealer, a victim may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, long-term treatment, disfigurement and disability, the loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and the loss of quality of life.

If you or someone you love was injured in a fiery car accident, it is critical to seek the legal support of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Auto accidents that result in combustion demand a thorough investigation that only a professional and experienced attorney will know how to handle. Moreover, a proficient attorney will understand how to establish a strong case against the responsible party, including what is needed to obtain a full monetary compensation.

For more than a decade, Attorney Justin H. King has prevailed on behalf of many clients who have been severely injured in auto accidents caused by another’s negligence. Attorney King understands that in most fiery auto accidents, victims are likely to face life-long challenges, including disability, pain and suffering, and financial distress. As a result, Attorney King advocates aggressively on behalf of injured victims, helping them seek a maximum compensation from the responsible party. After a serious auto accident, obtain the legal support of an attorney you can count on. Consider obtaining the proficient legal services of Attorney Justin H. King and schedule your no-obligation consultation today.

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09:02 18 Dec 22
I went from feeling like a basket case from all the stress to feeling calm and collected after talking to Justin. He is a phenomenal personal injury lawyer and is a truly calming and reassuring presence. This firm helped me in ways I can't even adequately put into words, other than to say Thank You, Justin, to you and your awesome team.
Marjorie HarrisMarjorie Harris
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After an auto accident, I felt really nervous calling an attorney because I had never worked with one before. But from the first conversation I had with Jessica, I felt so at ease. Justin then called me and was so easy going and we had a nice conversation too. The entire staff took great care of me and I am very happy.
Sheila HughesSheila Hughes
03:45 18 Dec 22
I was in a car accident that was not my fault two years ago. A friend of mine had a family member who had been helped in the past by Justin King, and they suggested I call him. I'm so glad I did! Justin and his team took great care of my situation and got a great settlement for me. I highly recommend them if you have been in an accident. You will be very happy with what this firm. They are smart, hard-working, honest, and take great care of their clients.
Margaret JamesMargaret James
04:43 01 Dec 22
Justin's entire staff is the best car accident lawyer team in Rancho Cucamonga. Justin, Oliver, Jessica, and Garrett all provided me with excellent service and treated me like family. They are all such great people, and always so honest and responsive to me. I gladly recommend them to anyone needing the services of a car accident lawyer in the Inland Empire.
Wm HollandWm Holland
06:13 17 Nov 22
When I needed a lawyer following a car accident on the Interstate 15 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga, Justin King, and his team were there for me. I appreciated how his entire staff always seemed happy to answer my questions and were so good about returning all my phone calls and emails. I could tell this firm has immense experience in helping people get their life back after an unfortunate car crash. I was so happy with the outcome of my case and the results Justin obtained from the insurance company on my behalf. I have recommended their office to all my family members and neighbors. I hope you never need to call them. But if you need the best car accident lawyers, I can vouch that they are excellent.
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