[Whittier, CA] – Christian Inman Dies, 6 Others Hurt in Crash on Carmenita Road and Imperial Highway
Christian Inman and 6 Others Hospitalized after Whitter Car Crash on Carmenita Road
November 15, 2020 – Christian Inman, age 18, was killed on Wednesday night, around 10:35 P.M. Moreover, six others also suffered injuries in a senseless accident on Carmenita Road.
This fatal crash included an Audi and Corolla. Subsequently, they crashed into a traffic pole.
Officer Marcos Iniguez of The Whittier Police Dept. said, “The occupants of the Audi were not wearing their seat belts.”
Authorities are still looking into the possibility that the Audi was taking place in a so-called street takeover. This can happen when vehicles do not follow traffic laws and spin in an intersection, often doing doughnuts.
Simultaneously, the Audi S5 was traveling northbound on Carmenita Road. Then, it approached the intersection at a high rate of speed despite a red light.
Other than the death of Christian Inman, the Audi driver, age 21, from Temecula sustained major injuries.
Not only that, his passengers, a Wildomar girl, age 14, a Murrieta boy age 16, and a Murrieta woman, age 20 also suffered major injuries.
However, the two other Audi passengers, a Murrieta girl, age 17, and a Murrieta woman, age 19, also sustained moderate injuries.
Currently, the authorities have not made any arrests in regard to this deadly Whittier accident.
It is Time To Stand Up Against This Dangerous, Irresponsible Culture
Everyone can agree that the noticeable rise in crime, which is the theme of 2020, is more than tiresome. From climbing car theft rates to senseless violence, everyone seems on edge these days.
If things were not bad enough, there is a rising trend of street takeovers by criminals who want to do burnouts, drift, etc. Subsequently, injuring innocent bystanders.
People absolutely love cars, and they love having fun behind the wheel even more. Not to mention, we drive on the same public roads with our children and other loved ones.
Both reasons are staunch reminders as to why we must take a stand against the growing trend of street takeovers in different cities across the United States. Unfortunately, this is not a new problem for us. Likewise, it is a problem that has been around for a long time, but enough is enough.
Consequently, a major epicenter for this street takeover trend has been Atlanta. Not to mention, the scene in the metropolitan area has become notorious, with attendees creating a carnival-like atmosphere complete with fireworks and music.
Police blame empty streets from shutdowns as well as social media for the increase. However, a disregard for safety and a sense of entitlement are the real problems.
Disagree that these people organizing and taking part in street takeovers are selfish and entitled?
Last month, a group took over the street in front of the Space Needle in Seattle last month. As a result, police took over an hour to respond as it happened during roving riots in the city.
After they finally arrived, officers had to make their way through a sea of parked cars in the road. Alas, this gave the drivers who were doing smoke donuts enough time to escape.
Motorcycle Group Taunt Houston Police as They Evade Arrest
Another city which has more than its share of street takeover problems is Houston. Moreover, while it was not a complete takeover situation, the police responded to motorcyclists performing tricks on a highway and even attacking one car.
Several riders taunted police and refused to pull over. As a result, a recent Facebook post made by the Houston Police Officers’ Union blamed the problem on criminals no longer fearing “prosecution or repercussions for their actions.”
Not all communities are putting up with street takeovers. Furthermore, a recent report displayed how Phoenix Az. police are cracking down on street takeovers.
Officials say it is not only the street takeovers involve dangerous driving that they are looking for. Sadly, these events are a magnet for drug use, impaired driving, as well as violence.
Hopefully, other cities find ways to combat this rising trend, because the criminals involved are becoming more brazen which makes them more dangerous.
Responsible car lovers usually give back to the community where they live in one way or another. For example, there are countless car clubs, groups of friends raising money for charity, parades for a child’s birthday parties, among other things that help make where they live a better place.
Reasons to Wear a Helmet
There are people who think that wearing a helmet is “nerdy” or “uncomfortable.” However, if you want to protect your head caused by injuries due to falling, then wearing a motorcycle helmet is essential.
- Protect your brain – Head injuries are one of the main causes of death. Traumatic brain injuries can happen when motorcyclists do not wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017 alone.
- Follow the law – Not all states have the same laws on motorcycle helmets. For example, in Arizona, you must wear a helmet if you are 17 or younger. However, in a state like Alabama, all riders must wear one. It is best to know in advance, so look at your local laws about motorcycle helmets.
- Avoid large medical bills – The risk of having a huge medical bill is extremely high if you were not wearing a helmet during an accident. Not only the first medical bills, but long-term bills could affect you later if you suffered a long-term injury.
- You have less of a chance to be found “Partially at fault” in an insurance claim – Commonly, cars are found to be at fault in an accident. If you are not wearing a helmet, then the driver of the car can pass partial responsibility on you. As a result, they do not have to pay as much. It is easy to stop this before it happens. Simply, by wearing a helmet.
To the family and friends of Christian Inman, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.