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UPDATE: Juan Llagundo Injured In San Jacinto Car Accident Along Gilman Springs Road Near Moreno Valley


Aug 21, 2019

Juan Llagundo Moreno Valley: Juan Llagundo Injured In San Jacinto Car Accident Along Gilman Springs Road Near Moreno Valley

MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (August 21, 2019) – A 52-year-old man identified as Juan Llagundo was seriously injured in a car accident on Gilman Springs Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, a 27-year-old man in a Lexus drifted across the center divider and collided head-on with a Toyota van driven by Juan Llagundo.

Authorities are saying that Juan Llagundo had 5 passengers with him at the time of the accident. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help all of the victims. 

Juan Llagundo and four of his passengers sustained serious injuries and were taken by AMR ambulances to he Inland Valley Medical Center.

This car accident comes after recent safety upgrades to Gilman Springs Road. Moreno Valley resident are saying that the safety upgrades are not enough. They want concrete K-Rails, which would prevent head-on collisions from occurring. 

Liability In Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in.They account for only 2% of all car accidents but nearly 11% of all traffic fatalities. Victims of head-on collisions are typically left with a wide variety of very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal trauma
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

If a driver crosses over a double yellow line and hits another vehicle head-on they will typically be found at fault in the event of an accident. According to California Vehicle Code 21460, “If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.” Depending on the facts of any case a city may even be liable for a head-on collision. 

Cities have a legal obligation to design, construct and maintain roads that are in a reasonably safe condition. According to California Government Code 835, cities must take measures to correct roads in a dangerous condition. This could potentially include roads that lack adequate safety barriers to prevent head-on collisions.

Caltrans was sued after a fatal head-on collision with a  big rig on the Long Beach Freeway. There were only flimsy wooden post and w-beam guardrails between the opposing lanes of freeway traffic. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that Caltrans should have installed concrete barriers between the opposing lanes of traffic. This would have prevented the accident and saved the life of their client. 

Any person that is injured in a head-on collision may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of charge and let you know if a city was partially responsible for an accident. There are, however, very strict statute of limitations associated with pursuing municipal claims. Failing to act promptly may result in a permanent loss of your rights.

Getting Help After A Head-On Collision

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Juan Llagundo and all of those that were injured in this horrific accident. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that concrete K-Rails are installed along this stretch of road. These could very well have prevented this accident from ever taking place. 

Have you or someone that you love been injured in a head-on car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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