5 Injured in Lost Hills Multi-Car Crash on Southbound 5 Freeway
KERN COUNTY (December 26, 2018) – Several were injured after a traffic collision along the 5 Freeway near Lost Hills Wednesday morning, according to Kern Golden Empire and 23 ABC News.
The accident took place shortly before before 10 a.m., just south of the Main Drain Road exit.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason at least five vehicles were confirmed to have collided in the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to a total of five people who were hurt as a result of the crash.
Car Crash on 5 Freeway Near Main Drain Road
Three people suffered major injuries while the two others sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree.
One of the seriously wounded patients was airlifted while the other four were all transported by ground ambulance to the hospital for treatment. Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, multiple lanes were forced to shut down for the about 45 minutes after the wreck. The lanes were reopened at about 12 p.m.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident. Possibly two more cars were believed to have been involved in the pileup.
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A forensic examination of all the vehicles, 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 each driver was going, 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 did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles as point of impact, their final resting positions, 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 Kern County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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