15 Freeway Crash Results in Death
CHP reported a fatal traffic accident in Barstow Tuesday night, June 7th.
It was just after 11 p.m. when a motorhome and pickup collided within the eastbound lanes of the 15 Freeway.
As a result, 6 people became trapped in the RV and the truck ended up beneath the motorhome.
First responders extricated the people who were trapped and transported one person to Barstow Community Hospital.
Additionally, one person sadly died due to the impact. They have been identified as 76-year-old Joyce Ann Ellis, of Indio.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joyce Ellis.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.