Driver in Wrong Lane Causes Fatal Highway Crash

A driver was killed in a fatal highway crash Sunday morning near Phelan. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to the scene on Highway 138 between Blossom Drive and Centola Road at 5:02 a.m.

The driver of a 1997 Mercedes was traveling eastbound when he swerved into the westbound lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet. The Mercedes driver, 26-year-old Mario Bahena of Fontana, died at the scene. The Chevrolet driver, 36-year-old Robert Norbryhn of Running Springs, was hospitalized for moderate injuries. A passenger in the Mercedes, 25-year-old Rebecca Ramirez, also suffered moderate injuries.

Police are unsure why the Mercedes driver crossed into the westbound lane. The fatal highway crash is still under investigation, and anyone with information can contact authorities at (909) 383-4247.

“Drivers need to keep their full attention on the road. Even a few seconds of distraction can lead to a deadly accident,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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