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Jimmy Javier Goldstone III, 19, Dies Days After Rollover Crash on Hwy 178 in Onyx

Kern County, CA – A rollover crash on Sunday, June 9, 2024, on Highway 178 in Onyx has claimed the life of a young man recently identified by the Kern County Coroner’s Office as 19-year-old Jimmy Javier Goldstone III from Ridgecrest, according to KBAK.

The accident occurred at approximately 2:28 PM. Investigations indicate that Goldstone was driving westbound on Highway 178, east of Los Pinos Road, when he lost control of his vehicle. The car rolled over, and Goldstone was ejected from it.

Emergency responders quickly arrived at the scene and transported Goldstone to Kern Medical. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he succumbed to his injuries on June 13.

The details surrounding the cause of the accident are still under investigation.

This devastating incident highlights the critical importance of road safety and the unpredictable nature of traffic accidents. The loss of such a young life is a profound tragedy, and our hearts go out to Jimmy Javier Goldstone III’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

Liability in Single-Vehicle Collisions

In certain situations, investigations may uncover that some liability for a single-vehicle collision falls on other drivers nearby or even on unsafe roadway structures. Sorting through these details to help victims and their families secure proper compensation is one of the key services a personal injury attorney offers.

After establishing liability, a personal injury attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on the victim’s behalf. Insurance companies invariably aim to minimize payouts for claims they cannot deny, making legal representation crucial for obtaining fair compensation.

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