Woman’s Unborn Child Injured in Riverside Crash at Monroe and Copenhagen
RIVERSIDE (February 21, 2019) – A pregnant woman was rushed to the hospital after an early morning crash at Monroe Street and Copenhagen Road left her unborn child with serious injuries, according to The Press Enterprise.
Riverside police received reports of an accident around 5 in the morning last Wednesday, February 20, along Monroe Street and Copenhagen Road.
Initial investigations show that a blue Toyota Corolla, driven by a 33-year-old resident with the pregnant woman on board, collided with a gray Toyota Camry in the intersection of the two roads.
Car Crash at Monroe Street and Copenhagen Road, Feb 20
The driver of the Camry, a 24-year old resident of Riverside, stopped at the stop sign before proceeding to the intersection, but appeared to have attempted to make a left turn resulting in the collision.
The victim was transported to Riverside Community Hospital and was being treated for serious injuries to the unborn child.
Authorities are currently running an investigation on the crash accident.
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A forensic examination of the Toyota Camry and the Toyota Corolla, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or or did not yield to the right-of-way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles as point of impact, their final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.