Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, four people were injured, one seriously, in a semi crash in Diamond Bar. The collision occurred on the southbound 57 Freeway at the 60 Freeway and left a Toyota Corolla pinned under a semi. Firefighters had to extricate the front-seat passenger of the Toyota from the wreckage. He was airlifted to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. The other three passengers sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Authorities are investigating the collision.
“When passengers are injured in a crash, they may hold the negligent driver liable for expenses related to their recoveries,” explained California truck accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 107 people were killed or injured in collisions in Diamond Bar in 2010. The OTS ranked Diamond Bar 98th out of 103 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the semi crash.
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune originally reported this collision.
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