A fatal crash occurred on the 15 Freeway just before Yates Well Road in San Bernardino County. 

The crash occurred Friday May 19 at about 4:18 PM on the northbound 15 Freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) the crash involved a 2015 Toyota Camry and another car. This happened one mile before Yates Well Road near the California Agricultural Inspection Station. First responders, including fire fighters, rendered aid to everyone in both vehicles.

Emergency response team help victims in freeway accident crash

Three people were killed in a crash that saw one vehicle rolled onto its side and the other ending up in the middle of traffic lanes. Debris was scattered all across the freeway. CHP officers issued a SIG alert for four hours to perform an investigation and clean up, and all lanes were finally reopened by 6:49 PM. It appears this may have been a head-on collision with a car crossing the center median, however law enforcement officers haven’t released the cause of the crash. 

The Yates Well Road exit is just south of the Nevada state border, so there were California and Nevada officials helping clear the crash and assist the people who were hurt.

“To lose three people in one car crash is unbelievable,” said San Bernardino car accident attorney Jerry Singleton. “This is such a tragic loss of life. Our thoughts go out to the families and loved ones of those who were lost, and we hope the CHP investigation uncovers exactly the cause of this collision.”

Anyone involved in a San Bernardino car crash should contact Singleton Schreiber immediately by calling 213-816-0307 or by emailing info@singletonschreiber.com

San Bernardino Head On Collision Car Crash

Head-on collisions are among the most severe and traumatic accidents on the road. In San Bernardino, these accidents can result from various factors, including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, or reckless behavior. The force of impact in a head-on collision often leads to catastrophic injuries such as wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage. The physical, emotional, and financial toll can be overwhelming for victims and their families.

Wrongful Death – None of the people who died in this head on collision “deserved” to die. Whatever the cause, three families will not have a loved one coming home. They may also have lost a primary breadwinner or caretaker. These deaths will have serious ripple effects.

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Even seemingly small TBIs, such as mild concussions, can have lasting and long-term effects. There are hundreds of stories of people who thought their head injury was not a big deal, only to suffer debilitating injuries weeks or months later.

Spinal Cord Injuries – The spine connects various parts of the body, and an injury to the spine can cause paralysis, loss of limb use, pain and more.

These, along with other injuries, won’t just cause pain. They are expensive. Even one night at a hospital can cost $10,000. With the types of injuries that any survivors likely suffered, long hospital stays are to be expected. The bills that will follow can be crippling, even if the injured individuals have insurance.

For those who were killed, there may be excess bills passed along to surviving family members. Meaning that not only have they lost someone they cared about, not only have they lost a breadwinner, they will now have a hefty bill to pay off. For the average family, even a $500 bill will be difficult to pay off. And in the current state of healthcare, any hospital bill will be at least ten times that amount. There are ambulance fees, emergency room fees, and much more.

“When a family loses a loved one in a head on collision, their first thoughts are never about finances, nor should they be,” Mr. Singleton added. “But, our San Bernardino car crash attorneys know that the issue of bills and finances comes up all too often. That’s why we urge anyone who lost someone in a wrongful death car accident to contact a lawyer immediately and let them go to bat for you.”

If you’ve been involved in a head-on collision in San Bernardino, don’t face the aftermath alone. Contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at Singleton Schreiber who can protect your rights and seek justice. Email them at info@singletonschreiber.com or call 213-816-0307.