MORENO VALLEY, California – Firefighters cut open a vehicle and extricated two people who were trapped Saturday afternoon following a multi-vehicle collision at Oliver Street and Iris Avenue, according to a Riverside County Fire Department press release.
The crash took place at approximately 4:44 p.m. and firefighters managed to free the two victims by 5:09 p.m. Three people were transported to a nearby hospital including two with major injuries and one with moderate injuries, according to the report. The crash took place just across the street from Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital.
Moreno Valley Car Accident Statistics
There were 10 people killed and 560 injured in Moreno Valley car accidents in 2009, according to a 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.
Moreno Valley Car Accident Law Firm
Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. The investigation will seek to find out if there were any product defects that may have caused the car accident. Also, whether any other drivers were involved or if there were any circumstances that are 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.
Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our Moreno Valley 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 Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.