1 Seriously Injured in Lebec Crash on 15 Freeway
LEBEC (May 24, 2018) – A major injury collision took place along the Interstate 5 Freeway on Thursday night, according to Kern Golden Empire.
The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. south of Lebec Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said for unknown reasons several vehicles including a big rig collided in the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway. The semi-truck reportedly overturned in the center divider during the crash.
Big Rig Rollover Crash on 15 Freeway Near Lebec Road
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one person who was confirmed to have suffered major injuries following the wreck. The patient was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The name and condition of the victim at this time were not immediately known. Meanwhile, all northbound lanes were reopened just before 9 p.m. however the Lebec Road off-ramp remained closed.
Authorities are gathering more information and evidence to determine what exactly caused the incident.
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A forensic examination of the all the vehicles 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 cars 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 vehicles 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.