According to ABC 7 News, locals have come to dub Inland Empire’s Ramona Expressway, “Blood Alley.” Driving along the expressway over 40 roadside memorials can be seen, tributes to those killed in car accidents along the corridor. Last week alone, there were three deadly head-on collisions. The Ramona Expressway is a central thoroughfare for people commuting back and forth to work, causing heavy traffic.
The expressway is dangerous because of heavy traffic, especially where the roadway narrows to just two lanes, one in each direction. Residents state that “You’ve got people passing you on the shoulder, people passing head-on on the one-lane bridge,” adding to the danger in this area.
In order to try to stop the mounting death toll, the California Highway Patrol has decided to increase patrols in the area. It appears that residents appreciate the extra patrols, but also hope for more precautions including more lanes or rails down the center to prevent head-on collisions caused by passing at the wrong time. We urge drivers to use caution when driving along the Ramona Expressway and on any busy Southern California expressway. Far too often, reckless or careless driving can lead to severe personal injuries and tragically, death. A person injured in a car accident caused by the carelessness of another driver can file a personal injury claim against the driver for their injuries. If a person dies in the car accident, their family members and heirs can file a wrongful death claim for their loss.
If you have been injured in a car accident on Southern California roads, or have lost someone you love in a wrongful death accident, you should immediately reach out to a Southern California wrongful death and personal injury attorney. A personal injury or wrongful death claim against the driver that caused the accident can help you and your family obtain funds to cover the unexpected costs relating to the accident. Call Walch Law today at 866-INJURY-2 (866-465-8792) for a free consultation.