1 Injured in Fiery Car and Truck Crash Near Reynolds Highway
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, September 29th
October 4, 2018 – At least one person was injured in a traffic collision on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol group.
The accident happened on September 29, Saturday, around 1:36 p.m.
For reasons still under investigation, a big rig loaded with lumber collided into a Ram pickup near Reynolds Highway.
The impact caused one vehicle to erupt in flames, officials said. One person in that burning vehicle suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
No other details were immediately released. The detectives handling the case continue to work to determine how and why the crash happened.
Personal Injury Lawyer
California Highway Patrol will carry out a forensic examination of the big rig and the pickup 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 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, pain and suffering, lost future income due to work absence from injury.
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