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Eastvale: Wrong-Way Driver Caused Collision that Killed Three

Posted on May 14, 2012

At about 1:42 a.m. on Sunday, May 13th, a wrong-way driver caused a collision the killed three people in Eastvale. While traveling northbound in the southbound fast lane of Interstate 15 in a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, 23-year-old Nicholas Perez crashed head-on with a 2012 Honda Fit about a half-mile south of 68th Street, the impact killing the driver and front-seat passenger of the Honda. Perez was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died a short time later. Authorities are investigating the accident. 

“After a fatal accident, the families of the victims may hold the at-fault driver responsible for their loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, "oftentimes by filing a wrongful death claim for compensation.”

Traffic crashes claimed the lives of 172 motor vehicle occupants and injured another 10,963 throughout Riverside County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 3,081 people were killed in collisions that occurred in the state. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the three people who were killed in the collision caused by the wrong-way driver.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Eastvale crash.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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