Emelie Hjerten Killed in Car Accident

Emelie Hjerten Killed in Car Accident

[Chino, CA] – Emelie Hjerten Killed, Three Others Injured in Blazing Car Accident on Central Avenue  

Firey Accident on Central Avenue Leaves Emelie Hjerten Dead, Three Others Injured 

December 17, 2020 – Emelie Hjerten, age 18, passed away on Monday evening around 8:30 P.M. Moreover, the young woman from Chino was killed while three others were injured in a blazing car accident on Central Avenue. 
  
Initially, emergency responders arrived at the Chino scene on the 13400-block area. 
  
Upon arrival, a vehicle was discovered in the southbound lanes fully consumed in fire. 
  
Furthermore, rescue workers were able to save two of the vehicle’s occupants. Additionally, a third person was found outside the vehicle right before they arrived. 
  
Unfortunately, the driver Mr. Hjerten was trapped in the vehicle. Sadly, authorities pronounced him dead upon arrival. 
  
Likewise, two of the other victims were in stable condition. Meanwhile, the third victim was in critical condition. 
  
Then, authorities identified the three surviving victims as a 19-year-old Chino man, a 20-year-old of Chino Hills, and a 19-year-old woman from Corona. 
  
Afterward, the Chino Police Department’s  initial investigation explained that the car was traveling northbound on Central Avenue. Next, it veered into the south lanes. As a result, it collided into a tree on the west sidewalk before bursting into flame. 
  
Subsequently, firefighters from the Chino Valley Independent Fire District  responded to calls. Upon arrival, they successfully extinguished the flames. 
  
Lastly, if you or someone you know has any further information about this tragic accident, please contact Officer Andy Bernath with the Chino Police Department Traffic Unit at (909) 334-3045 or via email at abernath@chinopd.org

There are several situations in which you can lose control of your car. Always drive safely, your life is important! 

Here are 4 common driving tips for losing control behind the wheel 

Brake Failure

Imagine that you are trying to slow down or stop your car. However, a car in front of you is stopped. 

Next, imagine the moment you brake, and nothing happens. More than likely, it is because the car has lost its brake fluid. Another possibility is, too much wear and tear on the brakes. 

If your vehicle has a manual transmission, a fantastic way to slow yourself is by downshifting. Use caution, you can damage your transmission if you end up skipping gears.  

For example, downshifting from 4th gear directly to 1st gear. 

Unfortunately, it is a little more difficult to stop without brakes using an automatic gear system.  

Although, it does not work as well as it does with an automatic transmission. 

First, you will need to shift to a lower gear. Then, you will need to apply the emergency brake. Finally, the car will slowly come to halt. 

Accidental Acceleration

Sometimes, a car can take off like a rocket. It is not common; however, it does happen.  

When it does happen, it is often due to manufacture’s defect. 

For an out-of-control car, switch to neutral and keep applying brakes unless it stops.  

Afterward, make sure that the car’s accelerator works properly.  

Finally, check to make sure the area around the pedals is free from debris. 

Double check there is nothing that will get stuck underneath the breaks that may prevent you from stopping. 

Snowy Weather

In snowy weather, it is easy to lose control of your vehicle. In fact, moving your car in the first place is one of the worst problems you can encounter. 

Icy conditions are hazardous. If you find yourself sliding on the ice, keep your calm. Also, do y0ur best to keep your vehicle pointed forward.  

The rules of sliding on ice are like those of hydroplaning.  

For vehicles without anti-lock brakes, gently pump on the breaks until you can come to a complete stop. Furthermore, do not try to slam on the brakes. 

Luckily, this happens automatically with automatic transmissions. 

Rainy Weather

 When it is raining, the most dangerous thing to encounter is the oil on the pavement after it stops raining. Luckily, it washes away as soon as the rain starts again. 

However, but it is still quite risky to drive on wet roads. For example, hydroplaning can be triggered in a few different ways. 

Hydroplaning is when your tires lose contact with the ground due to water. Resulting in, losing control of your vehicle. 

Also, speeding on a wet road doubles your chances of hydroplaning. 

Finally, it is important to remember these driving tips. What is more, they may save you or others if you ever lose control of your vehicle. 


To the family and friends of Emelie Hjerten, we at Salkow Law firm 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. 

Call us for a free consultation at (310) 914 – 8484

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