INDIO, California – One person was cut and rescued Tuesday morning by emergency workers from a vehicle that crashed on Avenue 48 and Heifitz Drive, according to a CAL FIRE/Riverside press release.
About 7:28 a.m., fire fighters responded to traffic collision that required extrication of at least one victim who was trapped in the vehicle. The injured person was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment of moderate injuries suffered in the car accident. A second individual was not harmed in the crash, the report said.
Riverside County Car Accident Statistics
Seven people were killed and 183 were injured in Indio car accidents in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. There were 190 deaths and 7,632 injuries reported due to traffic accidents in Riverside County the 2010 report said.
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.
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