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San Jacinto: Carole Arrietta Killed, Mireya Norwood and Maria Flores Injured in Crash


Posted on Oct 10, 2014

At about 11:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 35-year-old Carole Arrietta, of Hemet, was involved in a crash near San Jacinto that ultimately claimed her life and caused injury to two others, reported The Press Enterprise. While traveling at about 80 mph in a red Nissan Sentra and weaving in and out of lanes on Soboba Road, Arrietta veered into opposing lanes of traffic east of Lake Park Drive and collided head on with a silver Chevy Silverado. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The occupants of the Chevy, 47-year-old Mireya Norwood and 50-year-old Maria Flores, both of Colton, sustained moderate injuries. Authorities suspect alcohol was a contributing factor and are investigating the accident. 

 

Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 145 people in San Jacinto in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 21 of the fatal and injury crashes that occurred in the city that year. The OTS ranked San Jacinto 23rd out of 94 similarly sized cities for its incidence of DUI crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. 

 

When a crash results in injury or death, the victims or their families may file personal injury and wrongful death claims against the at-fault parties in order to obtain compensation for the expenses related to their recoveries or losses. 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 Carole Arrietta. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Mireya Norwood and Maria Flores.

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