At about 7 p.m. on Friday, November 1, a Dodge Viper traveling at nearly 100 mph crashed into a palm tree in Riverside, the impact killing the driver and seriously injuring the passenger, reported the Los Angeles Times. The accident occurred on 3rd Street near Chicago Avenue. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported a female passenger to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call Riverside Police Det. Ken Madsen at 951-826-8723.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident records indicate that 1,316 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in Riverside in 2010. The OTS ranked Riverside 8th out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes that year; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Statewide, 2,720 people were killed in collisions.
When a traffic accident results in injury or death, the victims or their families may hold the at-fault party liable for the expenses associated with their recoveries or losses. For more information on the civil claims process after an auto accident, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the driver who lost his life in this accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the female passenger.