Moreno Valley Car Accident on Highway: Watching Out for Individuals on the Road

A car accident in Moreno Valley occurred on October 11 when a vehicle hit a stalled car on 60 Freeway. A Honda Civic ran into a center median while traveling west near Nason Street, and a Volkswasgen Jetta could not avoid the Civic and also struck the passenger who exited the car and was standing in the carpool lane.

This Moreno Valley car accident tragically resulted in one fatality and two injuries, but wrecks like this can be unfortunately common on highways and other high traffic areas. Accidents may take place when motorists experience mechanical problems or when road workers or emergency crews are present on the highway. Drivers do not always pay attention to the road and can hit these individuals without meaning to.

While road crews and emergency personnel sometimes have reflective uniforms or use traffic cones to warn drivers of their presence, these crashes still occur, and regular citizens have even less protection than those who regularly work near roads. Though the roadway can be hectic when there is construction or crashes slow traffic, it is still a driver’s responsibility to use caution and pay attention. Even motorists with the best intentions who did not mean to hurt anyone could be liable for an accident that caused someone’s injuries.

If a driver failed to notice slow-moving traffic and hit a road worker, police officer or passenger who was on or near the road, this motorist may be financially liable for a victim’s injuries. One could also be responsible for hitting someone on the shoulder due to being distracted by texting and driving. Whether you suffered injuries due to a negligent driver or someone close to you was killed by a distracted driver, contact us when you want to receive the compensation you deserve in civil court.