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When people think of traffic in California, they tend to think of crowded freeways in Los Angeles, San Francisco and perhaps San Diego. Those who live in California and who have driven across the state understand that there are other areas that involve heavy traffic, high speeds and a large amount of risk. One of those areas is Riverside in Southern California. As such, the number of Riverside car accidents that occur every year is quite high. Below you’ll find the 5 deadliest cities for car accidents in Riverside along with some ideas to keep in mind when driving in that area that may help you avoid being involved in a collision.
The California Office of Traffic Safety, or OTS, provided and published statistics regarding California car accidents in 2013. According to that data, the five most dangerous cities for fatal Riverside car accidents, in order, are as follows:
The OTS data also shows that overall, more than 6,100 car accidents in Riverside led to either one fatality or one injury in 2013. That equates to more than 16 car accidents every day somewhere in the county where at least one person was injured or killed.
It’s common for travelers on the freeways in particular in Riverside to be traveling to or from such places as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Diego or Phoenix. That means that many motorists are passing through the area and they are trying to get to where they are going as quickly as possible. This leads to a lot of mistakes behind the wheel. If you find yourself driving through Riverside, you may want to keep the following ideas in mind so that you do not become part of this body of data.
If you or someone you love is injured in a Riverside car accident, you should also make sure to take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. Contact a Riverside car accident lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.
John Gomez founded the firm alone in 2005. Today, John acts as President and Lead Trial Attorney. He has been voted by his peers as a top ten San Diego litigator in three separate fields: Personal Injury, Insurance and Corporate Litigation. Since 2000, he has recovered over $800 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients with more than 160 separate recoveries of one million dollars or more. A prolific trial lawyer, John has tried to jury verdict more than 60 separate cases.
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