At about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, an elderly woman was killed in a head-on crash in Riverside. While traveling westbound on Central Avenue in a 2005 Hyundai sedan, a 23-year-old female driver failed to negotiate a curve near Fairview Avenue, veered into opposing lanes of traffic, and collided with a Toyota Prius. Emergency responders transported the three occupants of the Prius to a local hospital, where the elderly woman was declared dead. The driver of the Hyundai was also hospitalized. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal crash, the family of the victim may hold the negligent driver responsible for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim,” 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 California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Riverside 8th out of 13 cities its size for the number of fatal and injury collisions that occurred there in 2010 in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the elderly woman who was killed in the accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.
www.cbslosangeles.com originally reported this Riverside head-on crash.
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