1 Seriously Injured in Head-On Crash at Patrick Creek and Highway 199
DEL NORTE COUNTY (January 7, 2019) – A traffic collision in the area of Patrick Creek Road and Highway 199 seriously injured at least one person Sunday, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported on January 6 at about 8:27 p.m. near Gasquet.
CHP first logged the incident when a Subaru and another vehicle collided head-on for an unknown reason at the intersection of Patrick Creek Road and Highway 199 near Patrick Creek.
The Subaru sustained major front-end damage following the wreck.
Car Accident Near Del Norte County’s Gasquet, Jan 6
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one person who was confirmed to have suffered major injuries upon impact.
The patient was then transported to the hospital for treatment. The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine what exactly caused the crash.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars , and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and held not liable for the collision may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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