Major Injury Head-on Crash Injures 2
LOCATION: Santa Cruz
DATE OF INCIDENT: Sunday, May 13th
May 14, 2018– According to KSBW News, a major injury head-on collision involving two vehicles was reported Sunday morning on Highway 1.
California Highway Patrol officials were notified of the collision at roughly 8:00 a.m.
Authorities disclosed that the driver of an unknown vehicle had been headed southbound on Highway 1 before crossing over the double yellow directly into oncoming northbound traffic where it struck an SUV.
Both Injured Airlifted to Hospital
The drivers of both vehicles suffered serious injuries and were both flown to trauma centers for immediate medical attention.
Neither of the two injured drivers has been identified at this time.
Meanwhile, California Highway Patrol officials are currently investigating the head-on crash and looking into possible contributing factors.
Santa Cruz Injury Accident Lawyer
A forensic examination of both vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and 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, it appears the driver of the SUV will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party pending the investigation results. Victims would then have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If your loved one has been the victim of an injury auto accident, contact our experienced Santa Cruz County injury car accident attorneys today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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