At about 4:43 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th, a collision at the intersection of Iris Avenue and Oliver Street injured three people, one seriously. While traveling southbound on Oliver, a Mitsubishi Montero broadsided a Honda Civic, the impact causing a passenger in the Civic to suffer major head trauma. The drivers of both vehicles sustained minor injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a passenger is injured in an auto accident, the at-fault driver may be legally obligated to compensate the passenger for his or her injury-related expenses,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Moreno Valley accounted for 10 of the 172 fatalities and 822 of the 10,963 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents throughout Riverside County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the crash statistics of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place considered the worst. In 2010, Moreno Valley ranked 26th out of 53 cities for traffic safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the collision at Iris Avenue and Oliver Street last Saturday.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Moreno Valley crash.
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