Shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday, September 23, two people were killed and three were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway in Chino,reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling in the number 2 lane on the eastbound side of freeway, a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck became disabled east of Central Avenue, blocking a Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. About ten minutes later a Kia Optima crashed into the Lincoln, sending it into the truck. Two passengers in the Lincoln suffered fatal trauma in the crash. Emergency responders transported the driver of the Lincoln to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries. The drivers of the Kia and the truck were also injured. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Traffic crashes claimed the lives of or caused injury to 468 people in Chino in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the traffic data of cities with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting with 1st place. That year, Chino ranked 11th out 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 residents for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes.
California law provides recourse for those who have been injured or lost loved ones in traffic accidents. To learn more about the rights and recourse of accident victims and their families, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured.