Perris, CA – 8 Injured in Collision with Stolen Truck on 4th St

Perris, CA (October 3, 2019) – A total of eight people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Tuesday evening, October 1st, in the town of Perris. Authorities at the scene confirmed that the driver of a stolen construction vehicle caused the crash along 4th Street at approximately 5:00 p.m.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department stated that an unidentified 23-year-old man stole a construction truck, prompting workers to chase him down the road. The truck crashed into several vehicles at an intersection before it fled the scene and one of the workers jumped inside. The worker struggled to stop the driver, resulting in the truck crashing into another vehicle and then slamming into a restaurant.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene where eight people were injured, at least two of whom were taken to a nearby hospital. The conditions of the victims were not reported.

The 23-year-old man who stole the truck and caused the crash was arrested. Police continue to investigate this incident.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recoveries.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents in California

In 2012, the state of California saw 341 fatal collisions involving large trucks, and hundreds more suffered serious injuries. That number was reported to have made up 7.3% of all fatal truck accidents across the United States. Due to the sheer nature and power of such large vehicles, it seems fairly obvious that multi-vehicle accidents in California, particularly those involving a large truck, may often be among the most severe types of collisions.

We understand that there is often nothing as life-altering as suffering a sudden injury, and it is important to realize that your rights must be protected as soon as possible. Additionally, when you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of someone else’s blatantly negligent or criminal behavior, it is essential to understand the need for qualified representation.

Our accident attorneys at the May Firm will work with you to preserve your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have been hurt as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our compassionate attorneys today.

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