Rachel Hibbert Arrested after Fatal San Bernardino Car Crash at Tippecanoe Avenue and 3rd Street
San Bernardino, California (March 5, 2020) – Authorities have arrested 36-year-old Rachel Leah Hibbert of Phelan in connection to a deadly crash that claimed a woman’s life on Monday evening in San Bernardino.
The fatal collision occurred at the Tippecanoe Avenue and 3rd Street intersection at about 6:40 p.m. Monday, March 2.
As per the CHP officials, 2018 GMC Sierra driven by Hibbert was traveling north on Tippecanoe Avenue while at the same time a 27-year-old woman in a Kia Soul was heading west on 3rd Street. The compact SUV and the Sierra collided after Hibbert ran a red light at the junction.
Firefighters along with medical personnel rushed the Kia driver to Loma Linda Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries. The name of the deceased is pending awaiting notification of the family.
Hibbert was evaluated by medicals at St. Bernardine Medical Center. Hibbert was later arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of driving under the influence and murder . She is reportedly being held without bail.
The incident remains under investigation. Any person with details concerning this collision is asked to call Sheriff’s Region One Major Accident Investigation Team at (909) 425-9793, ext 203.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights