At about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, a 30-year-old woman was killed and a 42-year-old man was seriously injured in a rollover accident in Riverside, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling northbound on the 215 Freeway in a 1995 GMC Sonoma, the woman veered from the road and lost control of the vehicle when she attempted to return to the freeway, causing it to rollover multiple times. The woman suffered fatal trauma and was declared dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the male passenger to a local hospital in serious condition. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2011, a 1.9 percent decrease from the 32,999 traffic fatalities that occurred in 2010 and the lowest number of deaths since 1949. In California, traffic fatalities increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for those who have been injured or lost loved ones in traffic accidents. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in the accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the man who was injured.