At Least 1 Seriously Injured in Fresno Crash on Highway 99 Monday
FRESNO (July 23, 2018) – A major injury collision took place along Highway 99 near Belmont Avenue on Monday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
CHP first logged the incident at approximately 1:30 p.m. when at least two vehicles collided on northbound Highway 99, just south of Belmont Avenue off-ramp.
Witnesses reported that a person was found pinned between two cars as a result of the accident. CHP did not clarify how it happened.
Car Crash on Highway 99 Near Belmont Avenue Off-Ramp
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least five people who were apparently hurt in the crash.
One victim was confirmed to have been transported to the hospital with major injuries. The name and condition of that patient remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine the cause of the wreck.
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A forensic examination of the 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 the speed of each driver, 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 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, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of whats steps to take, contact our experienced Fresno County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.