At about 8 a.m. on Monday, December 24, a vehicle struck an ambulance, injuring three people in Moreno Valley. While traveling westbound on Highway 60, a 20-year-old Buena Park woman lost control of her 2009 Toyota sedan and slammed into an ambulance that was responding to a single-vehicle accident, the impact sending it into a California Highway Patrol officer and a bystander. The officer sustained moderate trauma, and the woman and bystander suffered major injuries. Authorities are investigating the collision.
“After a crash resulting in injury, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Moreno Valley accounted for 8 of the 164 fatalities and 866 of the 10,594 injuries suffered by motorists in collisions that occurred in Riverside County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Moreno Valley 26th out of 53 cities of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury collisions that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured when the vehicle struck the ambulance.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Moreno Valley crash.
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