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Running Springs, CA – Driver Trapped, Injured in Head-on Collision on Hwy 18

Torem & Associates

Running Springs, CA (January 16, 2022) – On Tuesday, January 11th, at about 3:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to reports of a two-car accident with entrapment on Highway 18 in San Bernardino County.

Upon their arrival, firefighters located two heavily damaged vehicles that had been involved in a head-on collision. One was fully engulfed in flames and the other had just started to catch and still had someone trapped inside. 

After extricating the victim, they were taken by ambulance to a regional trauma center. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. It is unknown if the driver that lost control of his vehicle was under the influence. 

CHP closed down the highway in both directions for about two hours resulting in major traffic backups that stretched for miles. 

No further details are known at this time. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in California

A serious car accident is one of the most devastating things a person can go through. They are often left with painful injuries that demand extensive medical treatment. In the state of California, more than 150,000 people are hospitalized yearly as a result of injuries sustained in car accidents.

Often, victims are rushed from the accident scene and admitted into hospitals for treatment. Having to go through emergency surgery and spent days or even weeks in hospitals can be overwhelming. Most victims feel scared, confused, and uncertain about how to move forward after being involved in an accident.

When victims are hurt in accidents as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Running Springs as soon as possible. 

Victims could be entitled to damages to help ease the financial burdens they face moving forward. In many cases, accident victims are able to recover compensation to cover both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills 
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Lost wages/lost earnings
  • Vehicle repair or replacements
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental trauma
  • Punitive damages


In accidents where victims lose their lives, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for funeral costs, burial fees, loss of consortium, and various other damages.

Running Springs Vehicle Collision Attorneys

At Torem & Associates, our personal injury attorneys in Running Springs strive to ensure victims are in the best position possible to move forward after their accidents and reach their immediate and long-term goals. 

Our attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of victims after being injured in preventable accidents. If you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.

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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