Pregnant Woman Injured in Klamath Crash on Highway 101 Tuesday
DEL NORTE COUNTY (October 23, 2018) – A pregnant woman was injured after a traffic collision along Highway 101 in Klamath Tuesday afternoon, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported shortly before 5 p.m. near Damnation Creek.
CHP first logged the incident when two vehicles collided at 1603 Highway 101. Both vehicles went off the roadway as a result of the crash.
One of the cars involved, a green Jeep Cherokee, plunged 20 feet down an embankment upon impact.
Car Crash in Del Norte County’s Klamath, Oct 23
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to two parties who were found stuck in a vehicle. One of the occupants, a woman who is 5 months pregnant, was reportedly injured in the wreck.
The patient was apparently taken to the hospital with minor injuries possibly to her knee. Her name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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A forensic examination of the two 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 motorists involved was distracted or reckless at the time. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles, such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the result and findings of the investigation, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury, seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
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