Big Rig Hits Pickup Truck Injured Man and Woman in Hopland on Highway 101 Tuesday
HOPLAND (August 11, 2017)- According to the Press Democrat, a major injury collision left a man and a woman seriously injured following a collision with a big rig Tuesday on Highway 101.
The incident was reported at precisely 10:17 a.m. when the driver of a big rig hauling grapes, Arnold Lindsey, 65, of Hopland, headed northbound slammed into an elderly couple’s Chevy Silverado.
The couple identified as Don Cast, 73, and Judith Cast, 70, of Concord, were both badly injured as Mr. Cast was taken by ambulance to Ukiah Valley Med Center while Mrs. Cast was flown to Queen of the Valley Med Center.
Their conditions have not been updated at this time as of Friday.
Erick Villa and Arnold Lindsey Hopland Accident
Meanwhile, Mr. Lindsey was uninjured following the accident and therefore declined medical assistance.
A third driver was also involved identified as Erick Villa, 40, of Hopland. Villa was also uninjured, per the Press Democrat.
Concord Personal Injury Attorney
JAG Founder James Johnson has handled many cases where victims have been injured in auto accident in the Mendocino County on Highway 101 as there are collisions that take place on a daily basis. As a driver, it is imperative to proceed with caution and to be cognizant of your surroundings with no distractions while being on the look out for other motorists who you share the road with. JAG Founder James Johnson recently handled an accident case where a victim suffered injuries following a collision on Highway 101 just before the Highway 175 off-ramp which is a few miles away from where this incident occurred. As a result of his recent case experiences, Mr. Johnson is very familiar with the road itself and its dangers.
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the big rig, Arnold Lindsey, will be held responsible for the injuries incurred by the Mr. and Mrs. Don and Judith Cast. There are still several unanswered questions here. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto collision, contact our experienced Concord and Contra Costa County personal injury auto accident lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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