Semi-Truck Driver Driving Recklessly Before Crash
RED BLUFF (July 30, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patro, a semi-truck caused an injury collision with another vehicle this morning on Highway 99 at Blackberry Avenue.
At roughly 8:46 a.m., CHP officials responded to the accident after a semi-truck driver either struck the rear of another vehicle or cut the other vehicle off after the semi driver had reportedly been driving recklessly.
The collision left the driver of the other vehicle moderate to badly injured as the California Fire Department and paramedics were both dispatched to the crash site to assist at least one injured motorist.
Driver of Vehicle Hospitalized
Reports indicated the driver of the vehicle was eventually transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries, per CHP officials.
Authorities confirmed the big rig driver was uninjured but will be held responsible for causing the accident.
No further details have been provided thus far.
Red Bluff Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Pending the investigation, the company employing the big rig driver will likely 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 Red Bluff and Tehama 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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