Chico Area Crash Injures One
According to Butte County California Highway Patrol (CHP), a serious car accident took place near Chico on Monday, February 25, 2019. The crash reportedly left one woman with injuries that required treatment at a nearby hospital. Whether or not the woman was in critical condition at the time of the crash has not been reported. Additionally, hospital staff have not reported updates on her status. The collision involved two vehicles, and CHP investigators say they are looking into possible causes of the accident. As a response to the accident, CHP warned drivers to practice extra caution while operating their vehicles during rainy weather or on wet roadways.
Police reported that the accident happened on Highway 99 at about 7:00 a.m. A woman had been driving a small grey compact vehicle on the Highway approaching the Biggs Highway turnoff. The small vehicle was traveling at about 40 miles per hour when it collided with a large black pickup truck stopped at an area intersection. Photos from the crash show minimal damage to the pickup while the front end of the smaller vehicle was almost completely destroyed.
Emergency responders were called to the crash site immediately. Medics discovered the woman with serious trauma and had her placed on an ambulance and taken to an emergency room for medical care. Officers reported that no other people suffered injuries as a result of the collision.
Police say that they do not yet know what factors caused this crash. The only suggested cause of the accident so far is wet asphalt. However, CHP has not confirmed whether or not this contributed to the crash. Accidents like this one can happen for a number of reasons and, often, there are multiple causes involved. Some common factors include vehicle part defects, medical emergencies, hazardous roads, and more.
When vehicles crash head-on, there is a tremendous amount of force involved. In cases where a vehicle collides with a stationary object, there is often nowhere for the force of the crash to be transferred. This means that even front-end crashes that happen at low speeds can cause serious injuries. Statistics show that front-end accidents that happen at speeds of over 40 mph almost always involve critical or fatal injuries.
Recovering from a severe injury can be very difficult and often takes a long time. Crash survivors often face a physically painful and mentally stressful recovery process. To make matters worse, these injuries often cause financial problems as well. Crash injuries can keep people from work or even leave them unable to continue their career.
Those who’ve been injured in crashes are often able to cover these expenses through personal injury claims. These claims seek to hold negligent parties responsible for the damages they caused and can help people pay for medical bills, lost income, and other expenses. To learn more information about personal injury claims, contact a local Chico personal injury lawyer for a consultation. Most lawyers will offer you a free consultation by phone.
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