Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101 in Petaluma Monday
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, October 29th
October 29, 2018 – A multi-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 101 early Monday, according to the Press Democrat.
Officials said as many as six vehicles collided, for reasons still under investigation, on the part of the highway near Petaluma Boulevard South off-ramp.
When emergency personnel arrived at the location, around 5:30 a.m., they immediately rendered aid to the parties who appeared to be hurt in the crash. As per the article, there were no serious injuries in the accident but the conditions of the victims remained unclear.
At this time, the investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly what happened here and why.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of all the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. 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, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Victims in similar cases have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income due to work absence from injury.
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