At about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, two people were seriously injured in an alcohol-involved collision in San Jacinto, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling eastbound on the Ramona Expressway, 38-year-old Yadira Gonzalez allowed her Chrysler PT Cruiser to enter a construction area and collide with a trailer, the impact sending it into the westbound lanes of the expressway, where it crashed into a Toyota Sienna. Two occupants of the Toyota sustained serious trauma and were transported to the hospital. Authorities arrested Gonzalez on one felony count of driving under the influence causing injury.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 143 people in San Jacinto in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 20 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death in the city that year. The OTS ranked San Jacinto 28th out of 93 cities for its incidence of fatal and injury alcohol-involved crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
Those who have been injured in an accident may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver in order to be compensated for recovery-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about the personal injury claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us at www.allenflatt.com.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in the alcohol-involved collision.