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Three Killed and Seven Injured in 10 Freeway Crash

Three Killed and Seven Injured in 10 Freeway Crash

Whitewater, CA – A significant crash on the 10 Freeway in Riverside County on Sunday, May 14, 2023, around 7:30 a.m. resulted in the tragic loss of three lives, including two young girls, and left seven others injured.

According to California Highway Patrol, a 31-year-old man was driving a black 2022 Tesla Model 3 in the eastbound direction of the 10 Freeway. Meanwhile, a 39-year-old man was operating a red 2001 Chevrolet Suburban in the same direction when the vehicles collided. As a result of the collision, the Suburban driver lost control and crashed into the center divider, causing the vehicle to overturn. Six passengers were ejected from the vehicle, while a seventh was partially ejected. Tragically, a 10-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and a 31-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. Four other passengers, a 3-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy, suffered severe injuries and were airlifted to the hospital. The driver of the Suburban sustained moderate injuries, while a 41-year-old passenger had minor injuries. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Car Accidents 

On average, there are over 200,000 car accidents that result in injury each year in California. In this accident, those injured, and their families should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding the collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Accident history on the 10 Freeway

Car Accident Attorneys 

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and highly trained car accident attorneys have helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of car accidents include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Inexperienced driving
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol or drug involvement

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

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