Riverside, CA (August 6, 2020) – A fatal car accident was reported in Riverside late on Wednesday night, August 5th, according to law enforcement. Authorities say it happened on the Interstate 215 Freeway at or near University Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene after a passenger vehicle collided with an RV at around 11:20 p.m. The impact of the crash forced the RV to a complete stop and resulted in heavy front end damage to the other vehicle.
Paramedics assisted all those involved and at least one person was pronounced deceased at the scene. The roadway was closed down for approximately two hours and authorities have not reported on the identity of the victim.
The events that led to this collision remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Riverside
Throughout 2015, officials reported on thousands of traffic accidents that ultimately claimed the lives of 3,176 people all across California. Within Orange County alone, at least 162 fatalities were reported following the numerous car crashes that took place. Many car wrecks that contributed to the statewide fatality rate were reported as fatal car accidents in Riverside, as well as all other areas around Southern California. Research has found that some cities in Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County report more traffic accidents than others, however, nearly every collision involving a severely reckless party results in catastrophe.
Serious collisions throughout California are most commonly caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, and distracted driving. While there are other actions that contribute to sudden accidents, all serious injuries leave victims and their loved ones with the high costs of recovery. The expenses that follow not only the initial hospitalization of a victim but the continued medical care on top of lost wages as well, can be overwhelming. In many cases, injuries are serious enough to ensure that a victim has to go through years of physical therapy and other costly treatments in an attempt to feel normal again.
In no way should the victim of another person’s actions be forced to cover the costs of their recuperation. Careless drivers show no regard for the safety of others on the road, and there is no reason that such parties should be able to escape accountability. Obtaining an aggressive and compassionate motor vehicle accident attorney to go after the party or parties who are responsible for your injuries is of the utmost importance as you begin the journey toward full recovery.
A serious car accident can have terribly life-altering effects for all those involved. Our capable and compassionate Costa Mesa car accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the overwhelming nature of a sudden collision, and we are devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by no fault of their own. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County car accident or wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
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