At about 4:29 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 38-year-old Saul Oros-Gomez, of Riverside, was killed and two people were injured in a crash on a rural road southeast of Lake Matthews, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling on El Sobrante, Oros-Gomez swerved onto a dirt shoulder and lost control of his car about 700 feet east of Lockwood Road, colliding with two other vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the two victims to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Authorities are investigating the crash.
Throughout Riverside County, 11,417 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked Riverside 46th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Statewide, traffic fatalities increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
When a collision results in injury or death, the victims or their surviving family members have the right to seek compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses through the civil justice system. To learn more about the civil claims process after an auto accident, please call 866-981-5596 or fill out our website form.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Saul Oros-Gomez. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured.