5 Adults, 3 Children Injured in Pauma Valley Crash on Highway 76 Monday
PAUMA VALLEY (August 6, 2018) – Several were injured, including children, after a traffic collision on Highway 76 near Casino Pauma on Monday morning, according to ABC 10 News.
The accident was reported at around 8 a.m., about a half-mile west of Casino Pauma in North County.
As per the article, officials said for an unknown reason two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 76. Fire department personnel along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to a total of eight people who were hurt as a result of the crash.
Head-On Car Crash Near Casino Pauma, August 5
The patients, described as five adults and three children, were all taken to Palomar Medical Center Escondido for treatment. Four of them suffered major injuries while the other four sustained minor wounds.
The names and condition of all the victims at this time were not immediately available. Meanwhile, the eastbound and westbound Highway 76 between Pauma Reservation Road and Cole Grade Road were closed following the wreck.
Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the incident.
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In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the cause of the deadly crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Who had the right of way? Did any of the drivers involved show recklessness or negligence at some point?
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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