Boy, 9, Injured After SUV Rear-Ends Big Rig on Cuesta Grade
LOCATION: San Luis Obispo
DATE OF COLLISION: Wednesday, February 20th
February 20, 2019 – An adult driver, and a juvenile passenger were both hospitalized following a traffic collision on Highway 101 Wednesday afternoon, according to KSBY News.
Primary reports indicated an SUV driven by a 44-year-old woman was heading south on the highway at about 3 p.m. For reasons still under investigation, the SUV slammed into the back of a southbound big rig on the Cuesta Grade north of San Luis Obispo.
Major Auto Accident in San Luis Obispo Wednesday, Feb 20
Responding paramedics found a boy, believed to be 9-year-old, at the scene. As per the article, the child was a passenger in the SUV and suffered injuries as a result of the crash. Authorities added the woman driving the SUV also sustained injuries to her head. Both parties were reportedly taken to the hospital, and their respective conditions at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Meanwhile, the truck operator appeared to be unharmed in the accident.
The detectives handling the case continue to work to determine exactly what caused the collision.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of both the SUV and the big rig involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators draw up a firm conclusion for what happened. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle, whether or not one of the drivers ran a red light 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, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the victim will be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the collision. Personal injury victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
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