Dustin Rogers, a 17-year-old Hesperia youth, died from severe injuries Monday evening at around 9 PM after he was struck by a car. The boy had been skateboarding around 5:13 am when a speeding sedan hit him. The incident occurred between Cottonwood Avenue and Poplar Street in San Bernardino. Rogers died 16 hours after the accident at Desert Regional medical center. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s department is currently investigating the accident.
These types of tragedies can have lasting and far reaching implications for surviving family members, particularly in cases where a young person is involved. In some of these situations, the death itself could have been avoided. This is especially true if the negligent driver was impaired due to alcohol or severe drowsiness.
If a loved one was killed due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Contact our law offices and make an appointment to speak with a legal representative regarding your case and see what your options are.