As a result of a tragic crash in La Sierra Hills near Riverside, 2 people lost their lives and another sustained injury, according to authorities. The accident in inland Southern California occurred in the late afternoon of Friday, December 31st. The police have described the car as an all-terrain vehicle with three people on board: the two people who lost their lives at the scene and a third one who survived the crash with moderate injuries.
Newspapers have reported that the recovery of the dead bodies had to be delayed due to wet terrain in this remote area. Authorities also did not disclose the victims’ identities immediately. As reported by Fire Battalion Chief Garrett Coryell, the cause of the crash for the moment has not been identified. It cannot also be said as of yet if the weather had any contribution to this tragic accident that occurred in an area that has not been approved as an off-road trail and is rather remote.
As per the Press Enterprise, until September, there had been a reported 21 crashes that Riverside authorities had responded to involving off-road vehicles in 2021.
The cause of this accident in inland Southern California may not have been determined; however, accidents do happen every day that are due to the negligence of another. If you or your loved ones ever experience a car accident that occurred due to another’s negligence, reach out to our California car accident lawyers.