Riverside: One Injured in Semi Accident
Posted on Mar 12, 2013
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8, one person was injured in a semi accident in Riverside. The collision, which involved two semi trucks, a pickup, and a dump truck, occurred on the northbound Interstate 215 at Central Avenue, causing one semi to jackknife and leaving the other on its side. One of the truck drivers suffered trauma in the crash. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“Given their size and weight, semi trucks can exert tremendous force in a collision, which can result in serious injury to those involved,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, 1,316 people were injured in crashes that occurred in the city of Riverside, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Riverside 8th out of 13 cities with similarly sized populations for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Large trucks were involved in 6 of the fatal and 293 of the injury crashes that occurred in Riverside County that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the truck driver who was injured in the semi accident.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this collision.
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