January 25, 2023

Hesperia, CA – Woman, Unborn Child Killed in DUI Crash on Hwy. 395

Hesperia, CA - Woman, Unborn Child Killed in DUI Crash on Hwy. 395

Hesperia, CA (January 25, 2023) – Police in Hesperia were dispatched to the scene of a deadly crash on Saturday, January 21st. The accident took place around 11:40 p.m. on Highway 395 just north of Poplar Street.

According to a report from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, a man was operating a Toyota Corolla northbound on Highway 395. The man’s wife, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was a passenger in the vehicle. At the same time, a 43-year-old man was operating a Ford Explorer in the opposite direction. The man, later identified as Eddie Escobedo, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the sedan driven by the man. The pregnant woman suffered critical injuries in the crash. She was rushed to a local hospital. Tragically, both the woman and her unborn child died from their injuries on the way to the hospital.

Following an investigation, police determined that Escobedo was impaired. He was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

The crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to those who were affected by this fatal car DUI crash in Hesperia.

Hesperia DUI Accident

According to statistics, nearly 1 in 3 car accident deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers. Impaired drivers are among the dangerous motorists on the roadway. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol lack the necessary reaction time to avoid placing themselves and others in dangerous situations. These drivers additionally fail to appreciate the risks that come with operating a motor vehicle. This can lead to a catastrophic accident that affects many other people.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of a DUI crash in our area, you should speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. DUI accidents can present complicated legal and factual issues and should only be handled by an experienced lawyer. Having competent counsel by your side can make a major positive difference in the outcome of your case. Before you speak with the insurance company or any other person, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights and options.

At Madison Law Group, we are here to help during your time of need. Our attorneys focus their practice on representing injured victims. This allows us to stay up to date with the law and to properly help you when you have suffered a loss due to someone else’s negligence. Let us help you relieve some of the burdens that you are facing during this difficult time.

Our firm stands ready to assist you at any time. We always provide free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over all of the facts of your case and help you choose the best possible option for yourself and your family. If we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis, so there is no obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your time to speak with a wrongful death accident lawyer in Hesperia, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.

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