Corona, CA (August 9, 2023) – Five people were hurt, three of them critically, and traffic was backed up for miles after a three-car accident on the Riverside/91 Freeway in Corona on Tuesday morning, August 8.
Troopers with the California Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at 11:50 a.m. on westbound 91 at Serfas Club Drive.
Within 10 minutes, firefighters from the city of Corona arrived at the scene and rescued three occupants trapped in one of the cars. Two of the four westbound lanes were closed, along with three of the mainline lanes, as firemen used industrial equipment to remove the victims and CHP troopers began their on-site investigation.
All three victims were freed but seriously hurt and transported to a local Riverside hospital. The two other drivers involved sustained moderate injuries and were also hospitalized.
CHP authorities are still looking into the crash at this time.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a complete recovery go out to the victims and their families.
Since most Californians depend on their own personal vehicles for transportation throughout our state, it is not surprising that Golden State officials report a high rate of traffic accidents year over year. After all, with over 27 million cars on the road, California roadways are almost always packed, which is why our state is one of the most hazardous in which to travel.
Daily lengthy commutes and traffic jams may be directly attributed to this heavy traffic and large, multi-lane highways that traverse our major metros, from Los Angeles to Anaheim and beyond. Clearly, accidents involving California drivers are, unfortunately, all too prevalent. But even while accidents happen often, no one ever plans for the circumstances following a collision or even knows what to do in the aftermath.
If drivers were more watchful and attentive, most of these dangers might be avoided. In addition, drivers have a moral and legal obligation to use reasonable caution while on the road not to endanger others. That said, this legal duty of care doesn’t prevent these incidents and has likely been broken in the case of an accident. In other words, careless or negligent drivers may be responsible for numerous damages sustained by victims as a result of these wrecks.
Victims of automobile accidents disproportionately incur severe, often long-lasting injuries that necessitate expensive medical treatment. But if you were injured in a car accident, a qualified attorney can assist in clarifying your legal options and defending your rights moving forward.
An experienced attorney can help you evaluate the circumstances of your accident and choose the most appropriate course of action. To ensure you get full and fair compensation for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of your accident, our legal team will explore all available legal alternatives on your behalf.
When victims are hurt in a vehicle accident caused by another at-fault driver, they should contact a qualified Orange County car accident attorney immediately. Our compassionate lawyers at Russell & Lazarus are always there to help you and your loved ones and will stop at nothing to fight for the justice you deserve. Contact our car accident lawyers in Riverside at (949) 309-0990 to learn about your options and reclaim your life after an accident that’s left you with injuries or other damages.
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