Alexandriah Sae Lim, 19, Badly Injured After Colliding With Cattle in Middle of Road
DATE OF COLLISION: Tuesday, August 28th
August 30, 2018- According to the Times-Standard, Alexandriah Sae Lim, 19, of Fortuna, was injured earlier this week after colliding with two cows that wandered from its owner’s property and into the middle of the road.
Authorities confirmed the collision took place just after 8:00 p.m. on southbound Highway 101 at Loleta Drive.
19-Year-Old Victim Transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital
The 19-year-old girl suffered major injuries as she was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital located in Eureka.
Per the Times-Standard, one of the two cows did not survive the impact as several citizens who either lived in the area or were drivers traveling along Highway 101 assisted in moving the deceased cow from off the road.
Cows Were Able to Escape Through Fence Opening
While no details have been provided on the owner of the cattle, preliminary investigations have revealed the cows were able to escape via an opening in the fence of the property, said CHP officers present at the scene and handling the ongoing investigation.
No further information has been disclosed thus far.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the young victim as well as her family and friends as she recovers from her injuries suffered in this incident.
Humboldt County Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Based on this news report, it is highly likely that the owner of the cattle that escaped from his residential premises will be held fully responsible for the injuries suffered by the teenage girl. It is ultimately the owner’s responsibility to keep their livestock and animals within the confined area of their property to ensure that both drivers and pedestrians are not put at any risk.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, Alexandriah Sae Lim will be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the cattle as he will ultimately be held responsible. Those injured in traffic accidents and not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
Contact our law firm today if you have been injured in an accident at the expense of another party and are looking for legal counsel at 855-703-4186.
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