Corona, CA (March 10, 2023) – Over the weekend, a motorist driving in the wrong direction on the 91 Freeway in Corona crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing both drivers and wounding at least one passenger.
Police have since released further details surrounding the accident. Officers say that on Sunday at around 4:00 a.m., witnesses notified the California Highway Patrol of a collision on the eastbound 91 Freeway, located just east of the 15 Freeway.
A Honda Accord, reportedly driven by a 24-year-old woman from the Bloomington area, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes. Shortly thereafter, according to a statement provided by a CHP spokesman, the Accord collided with a Toyota Corolla.
A 23-year-old passenger riding inside the Honda was hurt and transferred to an area hospital, while the Honda’s driver was declared deceased at the scene. The Corolla’s driver, who was also pronounced dead at the scene, was identified as 22-year-old Jennifer Cardenas.
Officials are now investigating the specific circumstances behind the crash and its preceding events. The identities of the other persons involved have not yet been released.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jennifer Cardenas. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.
Southern California is one of the nation’s most crowded and hazardous regions to drive. Millions of automobiles daily create traffic congestion and accidents by clogging the highways. What’s more, due to the faster speeds traveled on the highway, it is often the most popular type of route for commuters.
Yet, since drivers have less time to respond to rapid changes or crises, the greater speeds on major roads and interstates increase the chance of accidents with serious injuries. Other common causes of accidents in California include distracted driving, texting while driving, driving while drunk, driving while tired, tailgating, and disregarding traffic regulations.
A car accident may drastically interrupt your daily life by bringing additional financial concerns, medical bills, vehicle repairs or replacement, and other costs. Several individuals have severe injuries that may need months or years to heal or result in lifelong disability. If you are injured in an accident, you may be concerned about how to pay for your medical treatment, bills, and missed income if you are unable to work for an extended period. Depending on the facts surrounding your accident, you may be eligible for compensation from those responsible.
It goes without saying that a vehicle collision is traumatic, and the trauma does not stop after the crash is over. The days after an automobile collision might seem especially stressful, and long-term injuries can plague a victim for weeks or even months. Thankfully, a reputable auto accident attorney can help you overcome these emotions and restore control. There are several forms of compensation claims accessible to injured parties.
Your attorney may file negligence or liability claims against individuals at fault, claims for personal injury protection or medical payments, claims for uninsured or underinsured motorists, and even claims for product responsibility. A seasoned attorney can assist you in selecting the path that will maximize your compensation based on the specifics of your case.
If you were involved in an automobile accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should immediately contact an experienced, compassionate car accident attorney.
Call our Corona-area auto accident lawyers as soon as possible at (949) 309-0990 to get started.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified; therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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