The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office lost one of its officers in a car crash on Saturday evening. The car accident occurred around 7.30 p.m. when 25-year-old Deputy Anthony Redondo was responding to a mental health call in Seeley.
He was driving a marked patrol vehicle westbound on Aten Road, east of Forrester Road. At the same time, a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pulling a fuel trailer was traveling southbound on Forrester Road north of Aten Road. Both the vehicles were driving at unknown speeds when they crashed into each other at the intersection.
According to California Highway Protocol (CHP), six passengers were travelling in the Chevrolet Silverado when the accident occurred. Out of the six, two passengers suffered serious injuries and had to be air lifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The remaining four including the driver suffered minor injuries. Deputy Anthony Redondo died at the scene of the crash.
The crash is currently being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). The cause of the accident is still not known. Redondo was hired by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office in September 2020, he was in office only for nine months. He is survived by his parents and siblings.
California Car Accidents
California witnesses thousands of motor vehicle accidents every year. Many of the accidents are fatal or end up causing severe injuries. Some of the most common causes of car accidents are:
• Running red lights
• Distracted driving ( use of phone while driving)
• Sudden lane changes without proper signal
• Illegal U-turns or taking a turns without signaling
• Looking left while turning right
• Sudden brakes
• Unsecured cargo on trucks and trailers
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Fatigued driving, lack of sleep due to long hours of driving
How can California car accident lawyers help?
Car accident cases can be extremely complex, a person may get seriously injured or get killed even if they were not at fault. Most accident victims do not have the resources or experience to handle and negotiate with aggressive insurance companies.
After a car accident, the victim is battling with physical, psychological injuries and trauma. Along with the injuries they are also bogged down with financial problems. When Khashan Law Firm takes your case, we will ensure that your financial problems are taken care of and you can recuperate without any worries.
Our team of lawyers will investigate all aspects of the accident by gathering all the evidence related to the crash like photographs, videos, surveillance videos, witness statements etc. We will take your medical records to a trusted medical professional who can assess the true extent of your injuries and losses suffered.
We will help calculate the past, current, and future costs and losses by analyzing your lost income, medical expenditure etc. We will help file your claim and also handle all the communication and negotiation with the insurance companies to make sure you receive fair compensation.
If you have been involved in a car accident and have suffered injuries or losses due to someone else’s negligence, get in touch with us today for a free and confidential consultation. Contact us at 951.461.2387.