A wrong way driver caused a tragic Riverside car accident early Thursday morning when her vehicle struck another vehicle in a head on collision. The car accident in Riverside occurred on the 60 Freeway close to Day Street in Riverside County, California.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the CHP initially received reports that there was a Chevrolet Impala traveling in the wrong direction on the freeway. Shortly thereafter, the CHP found out that a crash had in fact occurred.
The man who was traveling the correct direction was killed and passed away at the scene of the Riverside crash. The woman who was driving in the wrong direction, Patricia Starr-Blanco, suffered serious car accident injuries. Her prognosis is not yet known. Ms. Blanco also had a passenger in her car who suffered injuries that were not described as life threatening.
Due to the nature of the collision, it is unlikely that this was a mistake by Ms. Blanco. From our experience, and given that the Riverside accident occurred around three o’clock in the morning, it would appear that the driver was probably intoxicated at the time of the crash. Barring very unusual circumstances, it is unlikely that a sober driver would be driving for that long in the wrong direction.
The heirs of the deceased man should immediately contact a Riverside wrongful death lawyer to investigate the cause of the incident and seek funds for all possible wrongful death damages. Our hearts go out to the innocent victim of this tragic Riverside wrongful death.