Riverside, CA (November 25, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, November 23, one person, a child, tragically lost their life and two others were injured as a result of an accident involving a car and a semi-truck in Riverside.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little after 12:30 a.m. on the Moreno Valley Freeway near Blaine Street in Riverside. A Kia sedan was traveling on the northbound Moreno Valley Freeway when it was smashed into by a semi-truck also traveling on the freeway. The force of the impact caused significant damage to the vehicle.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. First responders arrived quickly at the scene and worked to help the people from their vehicles and tent to their injuries. Three people were traveling in the Kia, the female driver and two children. Sadly, officials report that one of the children in the Kia sustained very serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The driver of the Kia and the other child were also injured and were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further treatment.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with the other victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Southern California is a very populated region where many businesses and industries operate. The trucking industry is essential to the success of these businesses that help transport their goods all over California and the rest of the country. As a result, there are thousands of commercial and delivery trucks traveling California’s roads and highways every day and at all times of the day. Unfortunately, accidents commonly occur involving trucks. When truck accidents happen, serious injury or fatalities often occur, since trucks are so much larger and can cause so much damage on impact.
Truck accidents happen for many reasons, often due to negligent or reckless driving. Some common reasons accidents happen are distracted driving, speeding, tailgating, driving while fatigued due to long hours on the road, and impaired driving. Serious truck accidents can also be caused by poor handling during inclement weather, unstable or shifting cargo, obstacles on the roadway, and the inability to break suddenly.
There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and tragic loss of a family member. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member, and help you to cope with their loss. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of handling legal and insurance matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Riverside wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious truck accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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