3 Big Rig and 1 Vehicle Collide in Major Injury Accident
LOS BANOS (June 13, 2018)– According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision involving up to three semi-trucks and a vehicle was reported this morning on I-5 north at the Mercy Springs Road off-ramp.
At roughly 2:50 a.m., authorities responded to the collision where multiple injuries had been confirmed.
While there were reports of one of the involved big rigs overturning and badly damaged, there was no information provided on the other semi-trucks allegedly involved.
It was unclear who but one of the drivers suffered a serious head injury possibly the motorist in the sedan, per the California Highway Patrol.
At least two people were rushed to hospitals by ambulance, the dispatch report indicated.
Diesel fuel covered the road spilled from the overturned big rig which was eventually flipped back upright by a heavy-duty tow truck.
No details were provided in regards to the cause of the accident and what specifically transpired leading up to it as the investigation remains ongoing.
Merced Personal Injury Attorney
Based on the information provided in the report, the companies employing the big rig driver could potentially be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine 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 the 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 Los Banos and Merced 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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