A 30 year old male motorist from Rohnert Park was killed in a recent single vehicle accident that also severely injured his wife and two young children. The accident occurred at the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area in Southern California when the man’s vehicle, a 1965 model Jeep equipped with custom features designed for driving on rocky terrain, lost control while navigating through a popular off-road driving area east of Lucerne Valley known as Means Dry Lake, according to the accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol. The Jeep rolled over several times, throwing all passengers clear in the process, killing the male driver on impact, and causing severe injuries to his wife and two children. None of the Jeep’s occupants was wearing a seatbelt, according to the accident report. The wife, also 30 years old complained to emergency response workers of back pain and shoulders and bruises on her face. The two children, ages 4 and 1, both suffered injuries to the face and upper body. The driver died of massive head trauma and internal injuries. The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
As a San Francisco car accident attorney, I am deeply saddened to hear about fatal accidents like this one. If you or someone you care for has been injured in an automobile collision, please consider discussing your legal options with a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco.