Riverside, CA (May 19, 2023) – A head-on collision took place early Tuesday morning in Riverside, claiming the life of an 8-year-old child and sending four others to the hospital.

A gray Nissan and a white Honda sedan were involved in an accident near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Stover Avenue at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Preliminary reports indicate that the Honda’s driver swerved into the path of the oncoming Nissan. Various vehicle parts and other debris were flung across the road and into nearby yards by the force of the collision.

According to a Riverside Police Department spokeswoman, all four occupants of the Nissan were taken to the hospital, one adult female and three minors, with critical to severe injuries. One of the minors, an 8-year-old child, later succumbed to his injuries.

The Honda driver was also seriously injured and transferred to the hospital. The police are still reviewing the cause of the collision and have not provided further details in the interim.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased child’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Head-on Collisions in California

Only 2% of collisions reported nationally are head-on, but they are responsible for over 10% of traffic fatalities. Spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, fractured bones, and even paralysis are among the most frequent sorts of injuries resulting from a head-on collision. A head-on crash can leave you or a family member in serious pain, and you need an attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases. 

Your life may change significantly as a result of an automobile accident. A lot is happening to you, and you may not be sure what to do first.  You will have a greater chance of convincing the insurance company that you want to hold the irresponsible party accountable for your damages if you choose a competent attorney who focuses their practice on motor vehicle accident cases. 

After your accident, you need a trusted lawyer on your side. Our attorneys will do everything in their power to protect your legal rights, and we have a proven track record of assisting car crash victims across Costa Mesa. If you contact us early in the process, we can conduct a fair examination and inquiry to identify the at-fault parties. We care about making sure you get the full and just compensation you need. 

Before filing a personal injury claim to recover damages from an accident, speak with a Santa Ana car accident attorney about your eligibility for compensation. Other victims of auto accidents have received fair and complete compensation for their losses thanks to Beckerman Anderson and our attorneys. We will do all in our ability to safeguard your legal rights if you have been injured in a car accident. Contact our offices today at (949) 474-2254 to see how we can help you. 

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