On Wednesday, June 24th, an 88-year-old resident of Hawthorne, lost his life in an early morning collision in Eastvale, California. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office identified the fatal victim as Theodore Rich.
Facts from the accident report showed that the man tried to make a left turn on a right-turn road. Rich was traveling eastbound on Baron Drive at about 8:30 a.m. when he tried to make the turn onto River Road. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said that a southbound car crashed into the victim’s vehicle.
When paramedics arrived, they conveyed Rich to an area hospital, but he passed away from severe injuries while in transit. The other driver received treatment at the scene for minor wounds. Deputies from the sheriff’s office closed down River Road for preliminary investigations, and the inquiry is ongoing.
The California Vehicle Code 22100 directs how and when drivers should make a right-hand or left-hand turn on roadways in the state. Some parts of the code indicate that drivers turning right should do so as close as possible to the right-hand curb or right edge of the road. The same goes for motorists making a left-hand turn.
A driver who makes an improper turn must pay a fine of $238, and violating the law means a point on the offender’s DMV driving record. A driver risks getting a negligent operator license suspension if he or she receives 4 points in 12 months, 6 points in 24 months, and 8 points in 36 months.
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