A driver, who apparently rear-ended another vehicle before being struck by two other vehicles, caused a fire and killed a driver.
Reports indicate that a Honda driver rear-ended a Mitsubishi. The driver of the second vehicle was able to get onto the shoulder of the road, but the Honda was disabled. A third vehicle attempted to help but crashed into the Honda and spun across the road, coming to a rest on the shoulder. As if this was not enough activity, a fourth vehicle, an SUV, slammed into the Honda and pushed it toward the center divider where it became engulfed in flames.
Witnesses stated that they believe the Honda driver was unconscious. The driver of the SUV was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries while the other two drivers were not injured at all.
Police are investigating to determine what happened. In most cases, a driver who rear-ends another vehicle is usually to blame for failure to have control of their vehicle. However, with four vehicles involved, police are uncertain what happened. If the drivers of vehicles 2 to 4 are found to be at fault, they may be charged with the collision they caused.
If you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who can explain your legal rights and options to you.