Up to 6 Vehicles Involved in Collision Triggered by Big Rig
CORONA (July 25, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, an injurious collision involving up to six vehicles including a semi-truck was reported early this morning on the 91 west freeway near Green River Road.
According to reports, the accident transpired at roughly 6:14 a.m. when an alleged blue semi-truck triggered the wreck by slamming into the rear of a black GMC pick-up truck.
It appeared as though the GMC pickup was pushed into the vehicle up ahead leading to a domino effect series of collisions.
A gray Ford pickup truck, a black sedan, and two other vehicles were the four other cars allegedly involved.
CHP officials confirmed the driver of the GMC pickup suffered moderate neck and back injuries. The victim was transported eventually from the scene to a nearby medical facility.
The fire department was dispatched to the scene taking up the Nos. 4 and 5 lanes resulting in major traffic delays.
No information was provided in regards to whether or not any other motorists suffered injuries as authorities remained present at the scene for over three hours resulting in the closure of the Green River Road exit off-ramp.
Corona and Orange County Car Accident Injury Attorney
Pending the investigation, the company employing the big rig driver could potentially be held liable for the collision. Authorities will examine photos that were taken of the scene as well as compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will look into all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by all vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the company responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Riverside, Corona, and Orange County personal injury accident law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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