22-Year-Old Man Dies on Highway 138
On Friday morning, January 7th, 22-year-old Ritchie Serrano died in a Hesperia traffic accident.
The fatal crash took place around 8:45 a.m. on State Route 138, near Summit Post Office Road.
According to CHP, a 4-door Honda and Toyota collided under unclear circumstances.
Sadly, Serrano was pronounced dead at 9:11 a.m., per the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.
It is unclear at this time if there were other injuries reported.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove the damaged vehicles from the crash site.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ritchie Serrano.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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