Mother and Son Killed in Apple Valley Crash

A mother and son were killed Tuesday night after their vehicle was T-boned in Apple Valley. The fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Tamiani Road and Sitting Bull Road around 6 p.m.

Driver Failed to Yield at Stop Sign

The mother and son were traveling north on Tamiani Road in a Saturn Ion. According to a witness, the driver then failed to yield at the stop sign at the intersection of Tamiani and Sitting Bull. Motorists traveling east and west on Sitting Bull Road do not have a stop sign. Thus, the driver of a pickup truck heading east on Sitting Bull Road truck did not stop when the Saturn entered the intersection. The pickup truck T-boned the Saturn, causing it to roll over several times.

Officials pronounced the Saturn passenger, 16-year-old Ruben Contreras, dead at the scene. His mother, 34-year-old Jacqueline Contreras, was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center. She died from her injuries at 7:17 p.m. The Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station is investigating the fatal crash.

“We are heartbroken to hear about this devastating accident. This is a solemn reminder that we must always fully stop at stop signs. Failure to yield can have devastating consequences,” 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 at (760) 777-7777 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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