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Simpson Rd, California Ave Crash Kills Kimberly Higgins, 51, in Winchester, Riverside County

Winchester, CA – A tragic two-car crash in the Winchester area of Riverside County on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2024, took the life of 51-year-old Kimberly Higgins of Hemet and left two others hospitalized with serious injuries, KCAL News reports.

The collision occurred around 1:40 PM near the intersection of Simpson Road and California Avenue, according to Riverside County Fire Department officials.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that Higgins was a front-seat passenger in a Chevrolet Cruze traveling westbound on Simpson Road. The vehicle was broadsided at the intersection by a Jeep driven by a 17-year-old. Investigators believe the teenager failed to stop or yield before entering the intersection.

Higgins was airlifted to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries approximately five hours later.The other two occupants of the Chevrolet, a 53-year-old man and a 13-year-old girl, both from Hemet, sustained major injuries and were reported to be in stable condition on Monday. The driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization.

CHP officials have stated that alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of the accident.

Wrongful Death Claims

No amount of money can bring back loved ones lost in a vehicular fatality. However, the emotional toll of such a loss is often compounded by the financial burden that falls on surviving family members.

Filing a Wrongful Death claim with the insurance provider of those who bear even partial liability can provide compensation to help cover medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of support for the deceased’s dependents.

Insurance companies have a vested interest in minimizing the payouts for claims. Therefore, the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial in securing fair compensation and justice for the deceased.

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