Driver Crashes Near Sand Flat Campground After Losing Control

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June 18, 2023
Edward Smith

Driver Loses Control and Crashes Near Sand Flat Campground

A major injury accident occurred east of Pollock Pines on June 14 when a pickup driver struck a tree. The collision happened around 4:40 a.m. along U.S. 50 in front of the Sand Flat campground, indicated by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) incident report. In addition to CHP traffic police, the Reno Police Department in Nevada sent a unit to the accident scene. 

Investigators Determining Cause of Major Injury Accident

One person in the Toyota pickup suffered a major injury and was transported to a hospital for treatment and further evaluation. An investigation is underway by the CHP to determine why the driver lost control of their vehicle.

Outside Influences That Cause a Driver to Lose Control of their Vehicle 

Driver error is usually found to be responsible for a major injury accident where the driver loses control of their vehicle. However, outside influences can also cause this type of collision, including the following:

  • Road conditions can be a major factor in a driver’s ability to maintain control of their vehicle. Road features such as potholes or uneven surfaces may contribute to loss of control. Even small pieces of debris in the road could cause a driver to lose control if they are unable to avoid it in time. The government entity charged with roadway maintenance may be held liable if negligence caused the collision. The time limit in which to file a claim against a government entity is six months, after which, the case will not be heard in court. Getting assistance from an accident lawyer can be useful to meet that deadline, and the lawyer can handle the negotiations for your compensation recovery. 
  • Mechanical failure, such as tire blowouts, malfunctioning brakes or steering system problems, can cause the driver to lose control and lead to a major injury accident. When a defective part is found to be the cause of an accident, an auto product liability claim may be filed against the maker, manufacturers and others included in the production line.
  • Animals in the road can cause a driver to swerve quickly, lose control and become involved in a collision. While an accident caused by an animal usually involves a deer, cattle, horses and other farm animals that have escaped can also cause a major injury accident. In these cases, the owner of the animal might be liable.

Injury Compensation Following a Major Injury Accident 

If you or a loved one is injured in a traffic accident, you may be able to recover compensation in a number of areas. Following are some of the types of compensation you may be entitled to if you are injured: 

  • During your recovery, you may lose wages due to your inability to work, which are recoverable.
  • Hospitalization, surgery, and doctor’s bills to rehabilitation costs are all medical expenses that can be recouped.
  • Physical, psychological and emotional suffering caused by trauma is recoverable.

Attorney Ed Smith shares in the following video some tips on choosing a personal injury lawyer:

Lawyer for Personal Injuries in Pollock Pines

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a lawyer for personal injuries in Pollock Pines. An accident caused by another driver’s negligence may be covered by compensation. Contact our firm’s accident attorneys by calling (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. Alternatively, if it’s more convenient for you, you can contact us online.

Among the ways in which our injury lawyers have helped others are the following listed below:

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Photo attribution:; Image by Vladyslav Topyekha from Pixabay

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