Caltrans Truck Involved in Major Injury Collision
VISTA (October 30, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision involving a Caltrans truck and multiple other vehicles was reported this afternoon on westbound Highway 78 near the Vista Village off-ramp.
According to CHP officials, the collision occurred at roughly 12:05 p.m. between the Caltrans vehicle, a Nissan sedan, and possibly three additional vehicles.
The dispatch report read that the driver of the Nissan may have been responsible for triggering the collision as it appears as though the Caltrans truck driver had been parked on the side of the road before being hit from behind.
Several Injured, 1 Seriously and Taken to Palomar Hospital
The fire department and paramedics were quickly phoned as they arrived on scene to assist all motorists involved including at least one person who suffered significant injuries.
CHP officials confirmed that multiple patients were transported via ambulance to hospitals including the seriously injured victim who was rushed to Palomar Hospital.
No additional information has been made available as CHP remained present at the scene as of 3:00 p.m. gathering information and details to allow them to determine what exactly happened and why.
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A forensic examination of all 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, which driver had the right-of-way, 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 each vehicle 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, injured accident victims not held responsible for an accident will have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Injured accident victims may seek recompense for damages including medical expenses, hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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