JURUPA VALLEY, California – Heriberto Gonzalez-Gil, 20, of Riverside was killed Saturday night after a semi tractor-trailer truck struck his parked car on the north shoulder of the State Route 60 freeway just west of the Pacific Avenue underpass, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Coroner press release.

The truck accident took place about 10:30 p.m. Paramedics responding to the scene of the truck accident pronounced the Riverside man dead at 10:47 p.m.

Police officers from the California Highway Patrol Riverside Station are investigating the truck accident to determine why the accident occurred and will eventually give an opinion on whether the truck driver was at fault for hitting the parked car.

Riverside County Car Accident Statistics

Riverside County reported 203 fatal crashes and 7,974 injuries in 2009 collisions, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. 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.

Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm explains. The investigation will seek to find out if any drivers involved were under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.

“Families of victims killed in car accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but later their lives may be forever changed due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Thomas.

Riverside County Car Accident Law Firm

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victim. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Thomas Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.

Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents resulting from another driver’s negligence. Our staff is compassionate and understands the pain its clients are going through. We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed.

There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals 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. Thomas Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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