On Monday, October 19th, the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Division revealed that a man died in a head-on collision in San Bernardino, California. The coroner identified the victim as 26-year-old city resident Alexander Barrientos.
Facts from the car accident report placed the time of the occurrence around 4:02 p.m. on Friday, October 16th. It happened on Highland Avenue west of Macy Street. The victim traveled as a right front seat passenger in a 2016 Nissan Sentra.
The coroner’s division said a two-door sports coupe struck the Nissan after veering into its lane from the opposite traffic lane. Paramedics with the San Bernardino County Fire Department pronounced Barrientos dead at the crash site.
The investigation into the occurrence is ongoing, and it is headed by the San Bernardino Police Department Major Investigation Team. There is no additional information.
A head-on collision is among the leading causes of crash-related deaths in California. Accidents of this nature are avoidable if road users follow the safety regulations released by law enforcement and traffic agencies from time to time.
Safety tips for drivers include obeying all stops and exit signs, maintaining a single travel lane, and staying to the right unless about to pass. While doing the latter, keep adequate space between cars, and keep out of the blindspot of bigger vehicles like semis.
Avoid drinking and driving, limit in-car distractions, and focus on the road ahead. Scan the sides every six to eight seconds, expect other drivers on the road to make mistakes, and prioritize safety always.
Disclaimer: The Accident News article you just read includes information obtained from numerous sources. These sources include, but are not limited to, websites and press releases from law enforcement, the county coroner, fire departments, and other news outlets. While we strive to provide readers with the most accurate information, sometimes the information received is not entirely accurate. For complete details, please refer to an official police report.
The articles published contain sensitive subject matter that may be hard to read by some. We understand that losing a loved one is hard and devastating. Accident News’s decision to share the stories is to help others who may be facing the same situations by providing appropriate resources to the general public.