Fatal Head-On Collision on Highway 138

Head-On Collision Kills Miguel Figueroa

A head-on collision claimed the life of 19-year-old Miguel Figueroa on Monday morning, August 9th in Los Angeles County. 

The crash happened just minutes before 5:00 a.m. in Pearblossom, at Highway 138 at Longview Road. 

According to California Highway Patrol, the two vehicles involved were a SR-138 and a 2003 Saturn. Reports state Figueroa was heading westbound when he veered into the eastbound path of the Saturn. 

Figueroa was killed as a result. 

The other person involved has been ID’d as 45-year-old Daniel Meneses. He suffered serious injuries following the collision.

Both directions of Highway 138 were shut down at Longview Road while officers investigated the scene. 

A 2017 study showed that 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality. Within this study results also showed that head-on collisions are more likely to occur in a rural area rather than urban areas. More specifically on two-lane highways and are oftentimes the result of a failed passing maneuver. 

Tips for after accident procedures: 

  • Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss compensation and car accident claim
  • Contact your insurance 
  • Get a copy of accident report from police
  • Keep detailed notes of your injuries if injured