Murrieta: Woman Killed in Collision with Box Truck
Posted on May 22, 2014
Shortly after 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014, a 27-year-old Perris woman was killed in a collision with an overturned box truck on Interstate 15 in Murrieta, reported The Press-Enterprise. After colliding with another vehicle in the northbound lanes near Murrieta Hot Springs Road, the truck overturned, blocking the fast lanes and a portion of the middle lane. The woman came upon the truck in her Chevrolet Impala and was unable to avoid a collision. Despite wearing her seat belt, she was thrown from the vehicle. She was declared dead at the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 300 people in Murrieta in 2011, according to the most current accident data the California Office of Traffic Safety has posted online. Murrieta ranked 48th out of 55 cities with similarly sized populations for the number of fatal and injury accidents that occurred there; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Throughout Riverside County, 23 people were killed and 292 were injured in crashes involving large trucks that year.
When a motorist is killed in a collision, his or her family may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault party liable for their loss. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in the collision with the box truck.