1 Possibly Injured in Orindo Car and Big Rig Crash on Highway 24
ORINDA (August 17, 2018) – A traffic collision along Highway 24 near Caldecott Tunnel possibly injured one person on Friday morning, according to SF Gate.
The accident took place at around 8:30 a.m., just east of Broadway.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a total of six vehicles and a big rig were involved in the crash. The truck reportedly crushed one of the cars in the westbound lanes of the highway.
Car and Truck Accident on Highway 24 Near Broadway
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to one person who appeared to have been hurt following the wreck. The extent of the injuries and the condition of the patient remained unknown.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the impact caused the tractor-trailer to jackknife. Smoke was seen coming from one vehicle.
The left and center lanes were forced to be blocked as authorities conducted their investigation.
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A forensic examination of all the vehicles and the big rig, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the incident. 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 the 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 vehicles and the tractor-trailer, 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 what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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