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Virginio Ponce Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash at Fairview Road and Harvard Road in Newberry Springs

Virginio Ponce ID’d as 1 of 2 Victims Killed in Newberry Springs Car Accident at Fairview Road and Harvard Road

Newberry Springs, California (April 26, 2020) – The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office has identified one of the two people who were killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash at an intersection in Newberry Springs as Virginio Ponce, 47, of Newberry Springs.

The fatal crash, which was reported at around 10:47 a.m. Saturday, April 25, happened at the intersection of Fairview Road and Harvard Road.

Authorities said a Jeep Wrangler was heading eastbound on Fairview Road when, for unknown reasons, it collided with a Polaris Ranger that was traveling southbound on Harvard Road.

Ponce, who was riding as the front seat passenger in the Razor, was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to St. Mary Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries at around 12:56 p.m.

No other details about the crash were immediately provided.

The accident remains under investigation by the CHP.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Stay at the scene and don’t panic.

Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.

Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.

If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.

Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.

If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.

Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.

Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left. 

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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