1 Injured in Grapevine Truck Accident on 5 Freeway Friday
GRAPEVINE, Kern County (July 27, 2018) – One was hospitalized after a traffic collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway near Pyramid Lake on Friday morning, according to 23 ABC News and The Signal Valley.
The accident took place at approximately 6 a.m., just south of Vista Del Lago Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a minivan and a tractor truck and trailer combo collided for an unknown reason on the southbound 5 Freeway.
Car and Truck Crash on 5 Freeway Near Pyramid Lake
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one person who was confirmed to have been injured following the crash. The patient was transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
The name and condition of the wounded party at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, the three right lanes of the freeway were forced to be closed for more than an hour.
All lanes were reopened at 7:22 a.m. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the minivan and the big rig 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 car and the truck, and whether or not one of the drivers involved 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 vehicle and the tractor-trailer, 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, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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