2 Injured in Mecca Accident on 10 Freeway Tuesday
RIVERSIDE COUNTY (July 18, 2018) – Two were injured, one critically, after a traffic collision along the Interstate 10 Freeway in the Mecca community Wednesday afternoon, according to Riverside County Fire Department.
The accident was reported at about 12:34 p.m., east of Cactus City Rest Area.
A statement released online by Riverside County Fire Department / Cal Fire said for an unknown reason a van and a semi-truck collided on the westbound 10 Freeway.
The two occupants of the van were pinned inside their vehicle as a result of the crash.
Car and Truck Accident on 10 Freeway Near Cactus City Rest Area
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the trapped parties from the wreckage. One patient suffered life-threatening injuries while the other sustained minor wounds.
The gravely wounded victim was flown to an area hospital for further treatment. Their names and condition at this time were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the report indicated that the operator of the big rig was unharmed in the wreck. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident.
Riverside County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the van and the semi-truck 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 tractor-trailer, 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 big rig 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 hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of whats steps to take, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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