[04-04-2024] Riverside County, CA – One Person Killed, Four Others Hospitalized Following Multi-Vehicle Collision in San Jacinto

Published April 4, 2024

[04-04-2024] One Person Killed, Four Others Hospitalized Following Multi-Vehicle Collision in San JacintoOne person was killed, and four others were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle collision in San Jacinto on Thursday morning, April 4, 2024.

According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the fatal incident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. between San Jacinto Avenue and Ramona Expressway.

Reports indicate that five vehicles were found at the scene, along with two victims needing extrication.  

One patient was declared dead at the scene. Two others suffered serious injuries, while another two sustained minor injuries.

All four victims were immediately transported to a hospital. Three others were evaluated at the scene, but they declined additional medical care.

The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the fatal collision.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.