Three-car crash injures five in California
In busy cities in California and elsewhere, traffic can be busy and overwhelming. With a large amount of motorists on the roadways, it is likely that a driver not paying attention, driving recklessly or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol could collide with more than one vehicle. Multi-vehicle collisions are possible in major cities, and they could be the case of serious and life-threatening injuries to accident victims.
According to recent reports, a multi-vehicle collision occurred in Glassell Park on the Glendale Freeway. The California Highway Patrol stated that the three-car crash involved a sedan and two pickup trucks in the southbound lanes of the freeway.
When emergency crews arrived at the scene, three victims were found in critical condition. These three as well as two other victims were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Police reported that all injured parties came from the same vehicle. No injuries were reported in the other two vehicles.
The accident remains under investigation. Authorities have not reported the cause of the crash or filed any charges against any drivers at this time. Once completed, law enforcement should be able to establish the cause and likely liability for the crash. This information could help an injured party in their pursuit of a personal injury action, helping to hold a negligent driver accountable.
Investigation following a car crash is vital. This information not only tells a story about an accident, but it also evidences the events that took place. Was a driver negligent, reckless, distracted or intoxicated? Did more than one party contribute to the crash? When this information is unveiled, it can better the situation for accident victims. In order to offset the losses and damages caused by the crash, compensation is often sought. A personal injury action not only helps to apply liability on a negligent driver, but it also assists with the collection of compensation for losses such as pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other related damages.
Source: Patch.com, "Five Taken to Hospital From Glendale Freeway Crash," April 7, 2018