5 Seriously Injured in Homeland Crash on Highway 74 Saturday
HOMELAND (December 31, 2018) – Several were seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 74 late Saturday night, according to The Daily Bulletin.
The accident was reported on December 29 at about 10:17 p.m. in the 32000 block of Highway 74.
As per the article, Riverside County Fire Department said for an unknown reason a vehicle rolled over and was forced into a natural gas line along the highway.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to a total of five people who suffered major injuries as a result of the crash.
Solo-Car Crash in Riverside County’s Homeland
All patients were taken ground ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. Their names and condition at this time were not immediately available.
Meanwhile, all lanes of the highway were forced to shut down temporarily near Vincent Avenue due to the wreck. All lanes were reopened by 11:50 p.m.
Gas leak was reported and six affected residences were evacuated following the incident. Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the collision.
Riverside County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the vehicle, 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 the driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there was any mechanical issue with the car, and whether or not the driver was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicle as point of impact, its final resting position, 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.
Contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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