At Least 1 Badly Injured in Head-on Crash on Highway 128
LOCATION: Napa County
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, November 3rd
November 3, 2018 – A traffic collision resulted in injuries Saturday afternoon on Highway 128, according to Napa Valley Register.
Officials said two vehicles collided head-on, for reasons still under investigation, on Highway 128 near Chiles Pope Valley.
Injury Car Accident Saturday in Napa County
Shortly after 2 p.m., an air ambulance reportedly arrived at the location. Medical records indicated paramedics transported at least one person to Queen of the Valley for treatment of unspecified injuries.
It was not immediately clear if there were other parties injured in the 2-car crash.
Traffic was reportedly shut down in both directions on Highway 128 near Lake Hennessey after the accident. Detectives spent time at the scene investigating exactly how and why the collision happened.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of the two vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. 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, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light 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 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, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Victims in similar accidents have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income due to work absence from injury.
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