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Phelan, CA (October 13, 2022) – On Wednesday afternoon, October 12, a serious head-on accident was reported in Phelan that tragically killed one person and injured one.

According to officials, the accident occurred around 12:50 p.m. on Highway 138 near Highway. According to police, a Dodge and a Kia crossed into each other’s path and collided head-on at full speed for reasons that are unknown at this time. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene including a medical helicopter. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to help the victims and tend to injuries. Despite the paramedic’s efforts, one person sustained catastrophic injuries and died at the scene of the accident. A second person was severely injured in the accident and was airlifted to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with major injuries and a broken right leg. The police have not yet released the identity of the person that was killed in the accident.

The accident delayed local traffic for many hours as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident. Highway 138 was closed from Highway 2 to Lone Pine Canyon Road.

The police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Our thoughts are also with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Southern California is one of the most densely populated regions in the nation and has some of the most congested roadways as a result. In California, more than 3,500 people die in traffic accidents each year, which has steadily increased each year. Accidents overwhelmingly occur due to a driver’s negligent actions, which may include texting while driving, speeding, or impaired driving. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by speeding drivers as these reckless choices dramatically increase a driver’s risk of being in an accident and causing great harm to someone else.

Getting the news that your loved one has been killed in a car accident is something that no one should have to hear. However, this is a sad reality for many. After an accident, many necessary matters need to be handled, including legal matters, which are generally the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Legal matters should not be put off though because there are short time frames for deadlines put in place by insurance companies following an accident that you don’t want to miss.

When your loved one is killed by someone else’s negligent actions a wrongful death claim can be filed on their behalf. Oftentimes the loss of a family member causes a financial burden to the surviving family members. These may include medical bills, funeral costs, and lost future earnings. While no amount of money could ever replace your loved one’s presence in your life, a wrongful death suit can help pay for the bills and other financial pressures that are piling up. An experienced wrongful death attorney can walk you through the process of filing a claim and help you handle these important matters.

If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Phelan wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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