[09-05-2023] San Bernardino County, CA – 42-Year-Old Driver Injured After Reckless Two-Vehicle Collision in Yucca Valley

Published September 18, 2023

A 42-year-old driver was injured after a reckless two-vehicle collision in Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County, late Tuesday morning, September 05, 2023.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the collision happened around 11:15 a.m. along Twentynine Palms Highway near Dumosa Avenue.

The 42-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Equinox failed to stop at the red light and slammed into a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The Chevrolet driver suffered minor injuries to the neck, lower back, and legs, while the two occupants of the Cherokee, a 62-year-old male and a 59-year-old female, were unharmed.

The authorities have not released further information about the collision.

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Four Steps to Take Following a Reckless Car Accident

A car accident could happen anywhere and at any time, especially if the negligent driver was recklessly driving. This is why it is advised to be prepared for the unexpected. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash, you must understand how important it is to protect their rights. Here are the steps that you must follow:

  1. Contact 911 and other authorities to inform them about the collision. They will create an official report, which will be helpful for your claim.
  2. Obtain the contact information of everyone involved in the collision and the witnesses. Include their names, phone numbers, and insurance information, and do not forget to photograph the license plates, vehicles, and other potential evidence.
  3. Contact the insurance company and make a report. There are statutes of limitations that will affect your claim if it’s not made as soon as possible.
  4. Consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. They will make sure to process your claim smoothly and quickly.


Reckless Accident Statistics

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020.

The AAA estimated that between 2003 and 2007, 56% of all traffic accidents were caused by reckless driving.

In San Bernardino County, 12,796 victims were either injured or killed because of crashes, based on the California Office of Traffic Safety data. About 2,538 were speed-related, 1,534 happened at night, and 871 involved hit-and-run.