INDIO, California — Ernest Morreo, 77, of Thermal, was struck broadside and killed early Friday night by another vehicle at the intersection of Jackson Street and 64th Avenue, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The fatal traffic collision was reported about 7:15 p.m. on Friday. Paramedics transported the injured man to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio where he died of his injuries about 8:22 p.m. the same night.
Our law firm would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Ernest Morreo.
Riverside County Accident Statistics
The city of Indio reported five deaths and 176 injuries in 2009 traffic accidents, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report. Additionally, in Riverside County there were 203 deaths and 7,974 injuries in 2009 traffic accidents. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
The Seegmiller Law Firm
For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.
If you are injured the insurance company may try to settle your claim quickly, but they do not have your best interests in mind. Some injuries may lead to long-term ailments requiring pain medication, therapy or loss of function. You may require time off work to recover from injuries completely and those costs are not likely part of the settlement they will offer you.
There is no cost to speak to our experienced legal professionals about your accident until we have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.
Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. There is no obligation to hire our firm, but we will help you determine if you need a lawyer. Seegmiller Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.