At about 11:46 a.m. on Monday, June 3, a teenage driver and passenger were seriously injured in a crash in Corona. While traveling westbound on Promenade Avenue in a 2000 Nissan Maxima, a 15-year-old boy attempted to pass a vehicle near Cresta Avenue. As he accelerated into the fast lane, he entered a curve and tried to return to the slow lane but overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It struck a curb and a light pole, the impact shearing it in two. Emergency responders transported the driver and his 16-year-old passenger to an area hospital in critical condition. The accident is under investigation.
“Those who harm others while negligently operating motor vehicles may face civil claims,” explained California injury lawyer James Ballidis, “as the victims are entitled to seek compensation from the parties at-fault for auto accidents for the expenses associated with their recoveries.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s accident records indicate that 396 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Corona in 2010. Ten of the crashes that resulted in death or injury involved a driver under the age of 21, with the OTS ranking Corona 14th out of 53 cities for its incidence of such 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 teenage driver and passenger who were seriously injured in the crash.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Corona accident.
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