Elderly Woman Seriously Injured in Brentwood Accident
A rollover accident in Brentwood left an elderly woman in critical condition on the evening of Sunday, November 3. Details of how the crash occurred have not yet been publicly disclosed. At 8:06 p.m., officials from East Contra Costa Fire Protection District received a call regarding a rollover accident on Smith Road and Lone Tree Way in Brentwood, CA.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene, along with the Brentwood Police Department and AMR responders. At the site of the wreck, a single car was on its side after it had reportedly struck a pole. Trapped inside the vehicle was an unidentified 80-year old woman that was having trouble breathing. After working to stabilize the car, firefighters had to use extraction equipment referred to as “The Jaws of Life” to cut out the roof of the vehicle. Once the roof had been cut out, firefighters were able to safely remove the woman from the car. She was transferred to a nearby medical helicopter and then taken to a local hospital.
The collision shut down traffic temporarily on Lone Tree Way from both directions while crews continued their investigation. The origin of the crash is still undergoing investigation by the Brentwood police department.
Watch Youtube Video: Firefighters Free 80-Year-Old Female After Vehicle Rollover Crash in Brentwood. The following Youtube video uploaded from EastCountyToday captures the process the firefighters went through to extract the injured woman from the car.
Leading Causes of Car Accidents
Not a day goes by without new injuries and fatalities that are caused by severe car accidents. Safe driving behaviors is one of the many ways to reduce your chances of being in a crash. Although it turns out that many drivers engage in risky driver behaviors. Below is a non-comprehensive list of reasons that car accidents happen:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Running a red light and/or a stop sign
- Poor weather conditions
- Hazardous roads
What an Injury Attorney Can Do For You
Being involved in a car collision can be an incredibly traumatic experience, leaving those involved with both mental and physical damage. In such cases, the injured party might be forced to take time off work and have an extended stay at the hospital. The sky-high medical bills can make your situation even more stressful. This is where my team of legal experts can step in and help. We will first send our personal team of accident investigators to the scene of the collision to determine how it happened and who was at fault. This entire process is determined through lengthy witness interviews, accident reconstruction techniques, and gathering police reports to check for any inaccuracies. We also review any recorded footage via surveillance cameras in the surrounding area. All of the information collected comes together to build a robust case for you.
Brentwood Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Brentwood Personal Injury Lawyer. If you were severely wounded in a motor vehicle accident, please call me today at (925) 428-5220 or my toll-free number (800) 404-5400. I am eager to share my free and friendly advice regarding your claim.
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