Multiple Children Injured in Car Crash on Highway 17
LOCATION: Santa Clara
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, January 5th
January 6, 2019 – Injuries were reported following a traffic collision on Highway 17 Saturday afternoon, according to NBC News.
The accident happened just before 2 p.m. north of Summit Road.
Major Car Accident in Santa Clara Saturday
Primary reports indicated there were multiple children involved and they suffered injuries as a result of the wreck. The names of the juveniles, and the other parties hurt in the crash have not been disclosed thus far.
Emergency personnel reportedly closed the area following the collision and were reopened around 3 p.m.
No other information was immediately available. Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine exactly what happened here and why.
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California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of all vehicles 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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