Heavy traffic, constant roadway construction and some of the worst freeway interchanges in the nation are a few of the reasons why Riverside once held the title of “most congested city in America." Heavy traffic, roadway construction and poorly designed interchanges can also increase the likelihood of a tragic car accident occurring. In 2009, more than 1,400 people were injured in Riverside car crashes, reports the California Highway Patrol (CHP). You can learn about those types of injuries here. Car accidents can also result in occupant deaths. According to the CHP, more than 27 people were tragically killed in car collisions in 2009. Recent Riverside car accidents, include:

September 30, 2011: A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured after she was struck by a car while crossing Sixth Street in Corona.

September 25, 2011: A 22-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck by a Nissan Sentra onJohn F. Kennedy Drive in Moreno Valley.

September 17, 2011: Three people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 215 in Riverside.

September 8, 2011: A 33-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after a vehicle hit her at the intersection of Cactus Avenue and Commerce Center Driver in Moreno Valley.

August 7, 2011: An 82-year-old woman was killed in a solo-vehicle accident on Highway 60, east of Campbell Street, in Riverside.

July 24, 2011: A 51-year-old man was killed in a car crash involving a suspected drunk driverat the intersection of Alessandro Road and Graham Street in Moreno Valley.

June 28, 2011: Four people were injured in a head-on collision that took place along Gilman Springs Road in Moreno Valley.

April 30, 2011: A 53-year-old woman was killed after the car she was driving hit a tree in the 4600 block of Olivewood Avenue in Moreno Valley.

March 27, 2011: A 74-year-old man was killed in a suspected DUI crash on Cajalco Road near Seaton Avenue in Perris.

February 22, 2011: Two people were seriously injured in a rear-end collision thatoccurred on the 91 Freeway near McKinley Street in Corona.

January 15, 2011: Five people were injured in a head-on collision that took place on Stetson Avenue in Riverside.

Suffering an injury or losing a loved one in a Riverside car accident caused by the negligent actions of another person is something no should have to endure. A competent Riverside personal injury attorney can help victims see justice served. A reputable lawyer can quickly determine why and how the accident occurred, and see that those responsible for the crash are held accountable. Theycan also help victims recover compensation from the at-fault party for damages associated with the injury or loss. Almost all personal injury attorneys will discuss your potential case for free.