1 Injured in Santee Crash on Westbound Highway 52 Tuesday
SANTEE (September 11, 2018) – A traffic collision along Highway 52 left at least one person injured on Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported at approximately 7:40 a.m.
CHP received a call about a dump truck and four more vehicles which collided for an unknown reason in the westbound lanes of Highway 52 near Cuyamaca Street.
Car and Truck Crash on Highway 52 in Santee
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to at least one person who was confirmed to have been hurt upon impact. The patient, whose name was not disclosed, reportedly complained of pain to the head following the wreck.
Meanwhile CHP mentioned that one of the cars involved, a Dodge Ram 1500 truck, sustained moderate front-end damage due to the incident.
A SigAlert was issued, blocking the No. 2 lane of the westbound Highway 52, just east of Cuyamaca Street. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision.
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A forensic examination of the all the vehicles and the truck involved, 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 the truck, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted 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 and the truck, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced San Diego County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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