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San Jacinto: Vehicle Struck, Injured Eight People


Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, a vehicle struck and injured eight people in San Jacinto. While traveling northbound on Sanderson Avenue, a barbecue grill fell out of the back of a family’s vehicle north of Seventh Street. The driver stopped in the right lane in order to retrieve the grill, and another motorist traveling with the family parked in the left turn lane of southbound Sanderson to help. A vehicle heading northbound on Sanderson collided with those who were loading the grill back into their vehicle, as well as both parked vehicles. Emergency responders transported eight people to area hospitals to receive treatment for trauma ranging from minor to major. Authorities are investigating the accident.

“When an accident causes injury, the victims may file civil claims against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.

In 2010, 143 people were killed or injured in collisions that occurred in San Jacinto, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Twelve of the accidents occurred between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m., with San Jacinto ranking 34th out of 93 similarly sized cities for nighttime collisions in an OTS rating system in which 1st place is the worst.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the eight people who were struck and injured.

The Press-Enterprise originally reported this San Jacinto crash.

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