RIVERSIDE: 3 Major Injuries in Car Crash on Highway 74 at Dry Creek
MOUNTAIN CENTER, California (November 18, 2014) – Three people suffered major injuries Sunday afternoon in a traffic accident involving two drivers on Highway 74 near Dry Creek, according to a press release by the Riverside County Fire Department.
The traffic accident was reported at 4:03 p.m. Police and Riverside Fire officials responded to the crash with emergency workers who cut and rescued victims from both vehicles. One person was airlifted to a nearby regional trauma center and two others were taken by ground ambulance to the same facility.
Police are heading up an investigation into the crash and will assign liability.
“Hopefully all those involved in this crash have a full recovery,” said Attorney James Johnson.
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Riverside Car Accident Statistics
There were 215 people killed and 10,945 injured in traffic accidents in 2012, according to the most recent statistics compiled by the California Highway Patrol in its Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.
In California, 2,995 people died and 226,544 were injured in collisions in 2012, the report said. Motorcyclists accounted for 451 deaths and 11,472 injuries in California that year.
If you are injured in a Riverside car accident and have legal questions, get answers by calling Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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