Driver of Pickup Veers Into Minivan Causing Head-on Crash
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, Novembers 8th
November 9, 2018- According to the California Highway Patrol, an injury head-on crash was reported yesterday afternoon on Highway 108 near La Grange Road.
CHP officials responded to the accident which transpired at 1:30 p.m. roughly between a pickup truck hauling a trailer and a minivan.
According to officials, the driver of the pickup ID’d as Patrick Sullivan, 50, of Jamestown, had been traveling in an unknown direction on Highway 108 before crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting the minivan driven by Qing Zheng, 55, of Sacramento.
The wreck resulted in the minivan having significant front-end damage leaving Zheng with injuries only described as minor for which she did not appear to have been taken to the hospital for.
Meanwhile, Sullivan did not seem to have been injured based on the information provided.
Folllowing the wreck, a small fire broke out on the grass adjacent to the highway. The fire department was contacted and quickly extinguished to flames leaving the damage to only under 1/4 of an acre.
One way traffic control was implemented for around 30 minutes while CHP investigated and gathered evidence to help with there traffic collision report.
No further details were provided.
Sacramento Car Accident Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, the driver of the pickup truck will be held responsible for causing the collision after swerving into oncoming traffic into Ms. Zheng. Authorities will look into other factors, however, such as whether or not the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here to help figure out liability.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, Qing Zheng will be entitled to personal injury lawsuit against the driver if she chooses to pursue one. Injured accident victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic accident and are looking for answers on what steps to take, contact our Sacramento personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and let us assist you and your family in a time of need.
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