Lake Elsinore: Alicia Gomez and Family Injured in Semi Crash
Posted on Jan 31, 2014
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, Alicia Gomez and four family members were injured in a semi crash in Lake Elsinore, reported The Press-Enterprise. Their Mazda 626 collided with the semi on Riverside Drive (Highway 74) between Strickland/Gunnerson and Collier Avenues. Emergency responders transported Gomez and her four family members, including three children, to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. Authorities are investigating the crash and have asked that anyone with information call the Lake Elsinore sheriff’s station at 951-245-3300.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data indicates that 199 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Lake Elsinore in 2011. The OTS ranked Lake Elsinore 48th out of 102 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Riverside County accounted for 23 of the 245 fatal and 292 of the 5,155 injury accidents involving large trucks that occurred in California.
When a driver’s negligence results in a crash that causes injury, the victims may hold the driver liable for the expenses related to their recoveries, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information about the personal injury claims process, please visit our truck accident resource page or call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Alicia Gomez and her family.