Man, 83, Seriously Injured in Corona Car Accident on 6th Street Friday
CORONA (November 17, 2018) – An elderly driver was seriously injured after an alleged wrong-way collision along West 6th Street on Friday, according to The Press Enterprise.
The accident took place at about 5 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Sixth Street.
As per the article, police said a 45-year-old Corona man was driving a Nissan east on 6th Street when for an unknown reason he crossed over into the westbound lanes.
The Nissan then struck a Kia SUV that was driven by an 83-year-old San Bernardino man at the time. The driver of the Nissan was ejected from his car as a result of the crash.
Wrong-Way Driver, 45, Also Badly Hurt in Crash
Both men were then transported to Riverside Community Hospital to be treated for major injuries. Their names and condition at this time were not immediately released.
Meanwhile, Sixth Street was forced to shut down between Sherman and Smith avenues for several hours. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 951-736-2330, Option 3.
Riverside County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the reports, the male driver of the Nissan is accused of driving the wrong way and prompting the collision that led to serious injuries of the other innocent motorist involved. Authorities will continue to investigate and determine whether or not alcohol or drugs were played a role, whether or not the man was speeding prior to impact, whether or not there was a mechanical issue with his car, and whether or not he was distracted or reckless at time of the tragic crash.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the elderly man driving the victim vehicle will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.