One Person Killed in Crash on Riverside Drive and Lake Crest Drive
A head-on crash took place at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Lake Crest Drive on Monday morning.
The collision took place in Lake Elsinore just before 2 in the morning on December 20th.
Per reports, two vehicles crashed head-on under unclear circumstances.
Unfortunately, one person was pronounced dead by a Riverside county coroner representative at the scene.
Additionally, police stopped traffic on Riverside Drive for four hours following the accident.
An active investigation is underway.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
In addition, according to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.