Child, Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash at Archibald Avenue and 4th Street
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, December 20th
December 21, 2018 – Several people were injured in a traffic collision Thursday evening at the intersection of Archibald Avenue and 4th Street.
According to a local news source, a multi-vehicle crash occurred in the area at about 10:15 p.m. First responders reportedly found people trapped in the wreckage. Emergency teams then immediately extricated the victims, and assessed their conditions.
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Medical records indicated paramedics transported as many as five parties to hospital for treatment of unknown extent of injuries. Authorities mentioned one of the patients is a 9-year-old child.
At this time, the precise circumstances that led to the accident are still being investigated.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of all 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 victims will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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