8 Injured in Petaluma Accident on Lakeville Highway at Old Lakeville Road No. 2
PETALUMA (August 9, 2018) – Several were hospitalized, including children, after a traffic collision along Lakeville Highway on Thursday night, according to The Press Democrat.
The accident was reported at 8:20 p.m.
As per the article, Lakeville Fire Department said for an unknown reason three vehicles collided nearly head-on on Lakeville Highway at Old Lakeville Road No. 2.
Several Children Hurt in Peteluma Crash on Lakeville Highway Thursday
Firefighters responded to the scene and attended to a total of eight people, including children, who were hurt as a result of the crash. Some of the patients were reported to have critically injured.
Five victims were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, two others were transported to Petaluma Valley Hospital and one patient was brought to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Terra Linda. Their names and condition at this time were not immediately released.
Meanwhile, Lakeville Highway was forced to shut down between highways 37 and 116 following the wreck. Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the incident.
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A forensic examination of the three vehicles as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the crash. 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 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, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, 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 involved in an auto accident caused by a negligent individual, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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