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Chino Hills, CA – Valerie Mejia Dies in Car Accident on CA-71 Near Grand Ave

Torem & Associates

Chino Hills, CA (January 20, 2022) – On Monday, January 17th, police responded to a fatal car accident on State Highway 71 in San Bernardino County. 

The victim has since been identified as 27-year-old Valerie Mejia, who died at the scene.

According to California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 12:05 a.m. on State Highway 71, in the area of Grand Avenue in Chino Hills.

Emergency responders shut down the immediate area for wreckage removal and preliminary duties.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Valerie Mejia, at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in California

Being badly injured in an automobile crash can have a lasting impact on the lives of the victims as well as those who depend on them. Over 270,000 automobile accidents take place in our state every year. While we want everyone involved in an accident to walk away unharmed, this is not usually the case. 

Vehicle crashes in the state of California rob more than 3,200 people of their lives each year and most of them are down to driver inattention. Statistics show that reckless driving, speeding, negligence, drunk driving, and other careless actions while operating vehicles account for 80% of car accidents every year. 

Losing a family member is challenging under any circumstances. That the accident that killed them could have been avoided makes the situation even harder to bear. Not only are families made to endure mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to pay tens of thousands of dollars for medical treatments, property damages, funeral services, and more. 

Chino Hills Personal Injury Lawyers

After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Chino Hills to find out what legal avenues are available to them.

For nearly four decades, the Chino Hills car accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped guide families after losing loved ones in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. Our attorneys strive to help our clients better understand options available to them moving forward to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. 

Through our keen attention to detail and extensive knowledge of personal injury laws in California. We pride ourselves on providing competent and trusted legal advice to our clients so they can hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. 

If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California by calling (888) 500-5000. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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