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Ontario: Seven Children Injured in Collision with Semi

Posted on May 31, 2013


At about 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, seven children were injured when the day-care van they were riding in collided with a semi in Ontario. While traveling westbound on Chino Avenue in a 2006 Ford E350 Econoline Van, the 52-year-old female driver of the van neglected to stop for a red light and crashed into a 1995 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound on Euclid Avenue. The woman and children, ages 6 months to 8 years, sustained minor to moderate trauma. The truck driver was not injured. Authorities are investigating the accident. 


“Passengers injured in a collision may hold the at-fault driver liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills and pain and suffering.”


In 2010, 872 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Ontario, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Ontario 18th for traffic safety in a comparison of the accident data of 53 similarly sized cities; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Large trucks were involved in 24 of the fatal and 425 of the injury crashes that occurred in San Bernardino County that year.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the seven children and the woman who was injured in the collision with the semi.


The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Ontario collision.


Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.


If you would like to request a free book or article, or to speak with a California truck accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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