1 Seriously Injured in Nevada City Crash on 80 Freeway Thursday
NEVADA CITY (August 9, 2018) – A major injury collision took place along the Interstate 80 Freeway on Thursday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported at about 2:41 p.m., just west of Blue Canyon Road off-ramp.
As per the incident log, for an unknown reason a white Ford Ranger and a recreational vehicle collided on the eastbound 80 Freeway.
Car and RV Crash on 80 Freeway in Nevada City
Witnesses told CHP that a person was found outside of the vehicles involved and another individual, who was conscious at the time, was seen with a head injury following the crash.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one party who was confirmed to have been seriously hurt upon impact. The patient was then taken to the hospital to be treated for major injuries.
The name and condition of the victim remained unknown. Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the wreck.
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A forensic examination of the Ford ranger and the recreational vehicle, 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 semi-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 car and the RV, 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.
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