Riverside: Passenger Injured in Interstate 215 Accident
Posted on Jun 22, 2012
At about 9:14 a.m. on Friday, June 22nd, a passenger was injured in an accident on Interstate 215 at Watkins Drive in Riverside. Emergency responders had to cut the passenger, who suffered moderate trauma, free from the wreckage. A Cal Fire engine collided with another vehicle while in route to the scene of the crash; no injuries resulted from this second accident. Multiple lanes were closed until 11 a.m. while authorities investigated.
“When a passenger is hurt in an accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for his or her injury-related expenses," explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
The city of Riverside accounted for 23 of the 172 fatalities and 1,950 of the 10,963 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in collisions that occurred throughout the county, according to the California Highway Patrol’s most current accident data. That year, the number of people killed in crashes decreased by 10.3 percent, from 3,434 to 3,081, reaching the lowest level recorded since 1975.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was injured in the accident on Interstate 215 this morning.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Riverside accident.
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