Car Plunges Into Water After Crash on Pacific Coast Highway; 6 Injured
VENTURA COUNTY (July 12, 2018) – Several were injured after a traffic collision on Pacific Coast Highway sent one car into the water near Point Mugu Thursday, according to KTLA and ABC 7 News.
The accident was reported shortly before 5:40 p.m., south of Mugu Rock.
As per the reports, Ventura County Fire Department said for an unknown reason two vehicles collided on Pacific Coast Highway. One of the cars involved then plunged 50 feet into the water and flipped over following the crash.
Two occupants of the vehicle which fell over the rocky dune were ejected and suffered critical injuries upon impact. Another was reportedly able to exit the car on their own.
Car Crash on Pacific Coast Highway Near Mugu Rock
At least six people were confirmed to have been hurt as a result of the wreck. One critically wounded patient was flown to a trauma center while the others were taken by ground ambulances to the hospital for treatment.
The injuries sustained by the other victims ranged from moderate to minor degree. Their names and condition at this time were not released.
Meanwhile, officials also reported that three pedestrians were struck in the incident which remains under investigation.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the parties and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Ventura County Personal Injury Lawyer
A forensic examination of the two vehicles involved, 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 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 both 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 accident, the injured and not found responsible for the collision may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims of traffic collision are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Ventura County personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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