Traffic Accident at La Sierra Avenue and Blackburn Road
Two vehicles collided head-on in Riverside on Tuesday afternoon, August 16th.
Per CHP, the crash happened just minutes after 1 p.m. at La Sierra Avenue and Blackburn Road.
It is unclear, however, what caused the accident.
Due to the impact, one of the vehicles became engulfed in flames.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove the vehicles from the scene.
It is unclear if and how many people were injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.