Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29th, a driver was seriously injured when his vehicle was broadsided in Antioch. While turning left from the northbound lane of East 18th Street into a parking lot, the man’s gray Chevrolet Impala was struck by a southbound green Dodge Durango. After firefighters freed him from the wreckage, paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital. The occupants of the Durango were not hurt. Authorities are investigating the collision.
“When a motorist is injured in a traffic accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the debt he or she incurs from medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
Antioch accounted for 5 of the 52 fatalities and 345 of the 4,078 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic collisions throughout Contra Costa County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties with similarly sized populations. Those with the poorest records receive the highest rankings; 1st place is considered the worst. In 2010, Contra Costa ranked 58th out of 58 counties for fatal and injury crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was seriously injured after being broadsided this afternoon.
The Contra Costa Times originally reported this Antioch collision.
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