At around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 48-year-old Guadalupe Leon was killed in a crash on Interstate 215 in Riverside. While traveling southbound she swerved to avoid a collision with a stalled vehicle in the Number 3 lane and crashed into another vehicle. She died from her injuries about thirty minutes after the accident. Emergency responders transported the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a crash results in injury or death, the party determined to be at-fault for the accident may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries or losses through the personal injury and wrongful death claims process,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
The city of Riverside accounted for 15 of the 164 fatalities and 1,898 of the 10, 594 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The number of traffic deaths in the state decreased 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Guadalupe Leon, the woman killed in the crash on Interstate 215 this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the driver who was injured.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Riverside crash.
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