8 Injured in Car Crash at Highways 139 and 161
TULELAKE (July 31, 2018) – Several people were injured after two vehicles collided in the area of Highway 139 and Highway 161 Sunday morning, according to Siskiyou Daily News.
As per the article, the accident was triggered by a driver who failed to notice the stop sign at the intersection. At 9:52 a.m. on Sunday, a dark blue 2001 GMC Sierra pickup truck was reportedly heading west on Highway 161. When the motorist approached the intersection at Highway 139, the driver failed to yield to a stop sign.
The GMC drove straight through the crossing and crashed into a bronze 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, traveling northbound on Highway 139.
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Medical records indicated a total of eight people suffered injuries as a result of the collision. Officials said all injured were taken to hospitals for treatment of moderate to major trauma. Authorities mentioned two juvenile passengers in the minivan suffered the most serious injuries in the accident–a 16-year-old male, and a 17-year-old female were flown to a trauma center in Portland, Oregon in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the name of the driver who failed to notice the stop sign at the intersection was not immediately disclosed. Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
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Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victims may have the right to a personal injury claim and would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto collision and you are seeking answers, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case evaluation.