A woman who was killed in a Riverside car accident on the Ortega Highway the afternoon of January 13, 2010, has been identified by local authorities as 46-year-old Frankie G. Hill. The Desert Sun reports that Hill was driving a pickup truck in Lake Elsinore when her vehicle crossed into opposing lines of traffic and crashed head-on with another pickup truck. The accident occurred on the highway near Grand Avenue, California Highway Patrol officials said. Firefighters had to extricate Hill from the wreckage. She died at the scene. The other vehicle’s driver was not seriously injured, but his passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
My deepest sympathies go out to Frankie Hill’s family for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my condolences to everyone who knew and loved this woman. I also hope and pray that the seriously injured passenger here makes a quick and complete recovery. The victims and their families will be in my prayers.
Traffic Accident Statistics
There were five fatalities and 154 injuries involving car accidents in Lake Elsinore, according to CHP’s 2007 traffic accident statistics. Countywide, 279 deaths and 9,925 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Accident Causes and Liability Issues
If the details of this news report are accurate, it appears that Hill lost control of her pickup, crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed head-on with the other pickup truck. However, it is not clear what caused her to lose control of the pickup. We do not know if there was a vehicle defect or a mechanical malfunction in her pickup. Was there a dangerous condition or any debris on the roadway that caused her to swerve and strike the oncoming vehicle? Did negligent driving on the part of another motorist cause this fatal accident?
Victims or their families in such accident would benefit from a consultation with a reputed California personal injury lawyer who has a successful track record of representing and securing fair compensation for the victims. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free and comprehensive consultation to injured victims and their families.
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