Shortly after 12 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16th, four people were seriously injured in a crash involving entrapment in Highgrove. The collision occurred on Iowa Avenue near Main Street, the impact trapping two of the vehicle occupants in the wreckage. Firefighters had to use hydraulic equipment to extricate them. Paramedics transported the accident victims to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma ranging in severity from moderate to major. Authorities have not indicated how many vehicles were involved in the crash and are investigating.
“When vehicle occupants suffer trauma in an accident, the at-fault driver may be legally obligated to compensate them for expenses incurred during their recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.”
In Riverside County, 120 drivers and 52 passengers were killed and 7,343 drivers and 3,620 passengers suffered injury in traffic crashes in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the agency recorded 3,081 fatalities in collisions that occurred throughout the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were seriously injured in the crash involving entrapment in Highgrove.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this collision.
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