Major Injury Collision on Highway 29 Thursday Morning
LAKEPORT (September 6, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision was reported this morning on Highway 29 at or near Highway 175 at roughly 7:59 a.m.
CHP officials responded to a collision initially involving three vehicles but then narrowed down to two cars described as a Mazda pickup truck and a second unknown vehicle.
Several Motorists Hospitalized With Serious Injuries
Parties in both vehicles were confirmed to have suffered injuries presumed to have been very serious as multiple parties were transported from the scene to a nearby hospital for immediate medical assistance.
Each of the vehicles was towed away due to the extensive damage incurred via the services of Jones Towing.
Details in regards to the cause of the collision and was exactly transpired as currently unclear at this time as an investigation team remains present at the scene as of 9:30 a.m.
According to CHP authorities, Highway 29 at Highway 175 was shut down for nearly an hour and a half during the investigation process before traffic was reopened.
No additional information has been made available as this story will be updated pending the disclosure of new data.
Personal Injury Car Accident Attorney
A forensic examination of both vehicles, 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 how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, and whether or not one of the drivers 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, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, victims involved in an accident and not found liable are entitled to personal injury lawsuit against the driver pending the results of the investigation. Injured victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a family member is looking for legal counsel following a traffic accident, contact our law firm today for guidance at 855-703-4186.
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