Melissa Newton, 41, Eureka Crash at Highway 255 and 3rd Street
EUREKA (October 2, 2018) – A woman was hospitalized after a traffic collision in the area of Highway 255 and 3rd Street on Monday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Melissa Newton.
CHP first logged the incident when two vehicles collided for an unknown reason in the westbound lanes of the road. The wreck occurred at about 5:18 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 255 and 3rd Street. Highway 255 is also known as R Street.
Rollover Crash at R and 3rd Streets, October 1
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to one person, identified as Newton, who suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Newton was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. It was not specified in the report whether she was a driver or a passenger in one of the cars involved.
Meanwhile, one vehicle appeared to have a broken radiator following the accident. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the crash. 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 whether or not the motorist was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles, such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
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