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Riverside Car Accident Involves Right-of-Way Issues


Five people were injured in a major Riverside car accident that may have been caused by one of the drivers failing to yield right-of-way. According to a news report in The Desert Sun, the injury car accident occurred at the intersection of Pierson Boulevard and Highway 62 in Desert Hot Springs the night of December 12, 2010. Police report Rigoberko Landeros, 73, who was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram, failed to yield right-of- way to 20-year-old Joseph Michael Schabow Jr., who was driving a Toyota Tacoma. The two vehicles collided and five people suffered injuries. One person was critically injured, three sustained moderate injuries and one person suffered relatively minor injuries.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone injured in this Riverside car accident. I wish them all a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.

Riverside Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), three people were killed and seven were injured in Desert Hot Springs car accidents. In Riverside County as a whole, 220 deaths and 8,561 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents during the same year.

Right-of-Way Issues

At this intersection, which is apparently monitored by stop signs, drivers on Pierson must stop and yield the right-of-way to motorists on Highway 62. California law requires drivers to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and proceed with caution.

According to California Vehicle Code Section 21802 (a): “The driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop as required by Section 22450. The driver shall then yield the right-of-way to any vehicles which have approached from another highway, or which are approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to those vehicles until he or she can proceed with reasonable safety.”

Fault and Liability

If Landeros is determined to have been at fault, he could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused here. Victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, hospitalization, surgery and physical therapy costs. Car accident victims would be well-advised to consult an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held accountable.

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Are there any intersections in your neighborhood that are badly in need of a stop sign?

The Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys is not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions as to your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. We provide a free, confidential consultation to not at fault persons named in this article. The free consultation offer extends to family members as well.

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