Seven people were injured in a Riverside car accident on the 10 Freeway near Blythe the afternoon of September 9, 2009, The Desert Sun reports. California Highway Patrol officials say three people suffered major injuries while four sustained minor to moderate injuries. One person was thrown from the vehicle in the car crash that occurred on the westbound 10 Freeway close to Mesa Drive, CHP officials said.
My heart goes out to everyone who suffered injuries in this horrific rollover car accident. I wish them all the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
Riverside Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were two fatalities and 25 injuries involving car accidents in Blythe, California. In Riverside County as a whole, 279 fatalities and 9,925 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) statistics, there are about 10,000 fatal rollover car accidents that occur in the United States every year. That amounts to nearly 25 percent of all traffic accident deaths in the United States.
This news report does not offer details about how or why this California car accident occurred. In fact, there are more questions than answers here. What model car was involved in the accident? What type of vehicle was it (SUV, sedan, pickup truck)? Was alcohol or drugs involved? Were the driver and passengers wearing their seatbelts? Were the major injuries to the occupants caused by roof crush? Were any other vehicles involved in the incident? Did the vehicle have an auto product defect or a mechanical malfunction, which may have caused the accident?
Car Accident Liability Issues
The answers to these questions will help determine who or what caused this injury car accident, whether there was any negligence involved and whether anyone should be held accountable for the accident and resulting injuries. The article says one person was thrown out of the vehicle. I would be curious to find out if that individual was wearing a seatbelt or if there was a seat restraint system failure that caused the person to be ejected.
In such cases, injured victims would be well-advised to retain the services of a reputed Riverside personal injury lawyer who is experienced in auto product liability issues, particularly rollover, roof crush and seatbelt failure cases. If a vehicle defect – product defect or design defect — is determined to have caused serious injuries, the manufacturer of the defective product could be held liable. The best California personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive initial consultation to injured victims and their families.
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