San Jacinto: Three Drivers Injured in Head-On Collision
Posted on Mar 15, 2012
Shortly after 4 a.m. on Saturday, March 10th, three drivers were injured in a head-on collision in San Jacinto. While traveling eastbound on the Ramona Expressway, a Chevrolet truck veered into the oncoming traffic of the opposing lanes, sideswiping a Dodge Dakota and crashing head-on with a Honda Accord. Firefighters had to extract the 20-year-old driver of the Accord before he could be transported to a hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. The drivers of the Dodge and the Chevrolet were also hospitalized. The highway was closed for about seven hours while authorities investigated the crash.
“Determining the cause of a multiple vehicle accident resulting in serious injury is, in many cases, largely dependant on the evidence gathered at the scene and the accounts of witnesses,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
San Jacinto accounted for 3 of the 172 fatalities and 133 of the 10,963 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents in Riverside County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with first place considered the worst. That year, San Jacinto ranked 37th out of 93 cities for fatal and injury crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three drivers who were injured in the head-on collision last Saturday a full recovery.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Jacinto accident.
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