Police say a motorist was killed on Monday during an accident with a trucker in the Victorville area.
According to deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified trucker was behind the wheel of a semi as it traveled along Interstate 15. As the driver approached Stoddard Wells Road, at an unknown hour, he pulled onto the shoulder and stopped.
Around 5:30 a.m., 59-year-old Granada Hills resident Guy A. Spells approached from the north. Investigators say he drifted off the roadway and struck the stopped semi.
Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to save Mr. Spells. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.
Seeing a copy of the California accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about California Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An California accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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