At Least 1 Injured in Fiery Crash on Highway 101 Near 880 Freeway
SAN JOSE (July 26, 2018) – Two vehicles collided on Highway 101 near the Interstate 880 Freeway Thursday afternoon, according to the Mercury News.
Primary reports indicated the crash happened on the southbound lanes of the highway, just north of Brokaw Road. Officials said one vehicle was found overturned onto its roof as a result of the impact, and another was fully engulfed in flames.
Minor Injury Car Accident Thursday in San Jose
Shortly after 5:10 p.m., medical personnel arrived at the scene and attended to the parties involved. At least one person reportedly suffered what appeared to be minor injuries in the wreck. The name of the victim was not immediately disclosed.
Traffic was backed up and reduced to one lane as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. The area was closed following the incident to give way to the investigation.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victim may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Traffic accident victims are potentially entitled to seek recompense for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic collision and you are seeking answers, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.