Accident at Dillard Road Off-Ramp Involves Three Vehicles
A traffic accident involving three vehicles occurred in Wilton on March 15 near an off-ramp. The collision occurred along the Golden State Highway at the off-ramp for Dillard Road around 2:12 p.m. The three vehicles involved were found by officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) facing in the wrong direction.
Investigation Underway to Determine Cause of Traffic Accident
Two of the vehicles blocked the number two lane, while the third was in the center divider. Sac Fire emergency responders arrived to determine if injuries had occurred in the crash. The roadway was cleared by about 3:00 p.m. A determination of the cause of the accident and fault is being made by CHP investigators.
Why Negligent Drivers Cause Accidents at Off-Ramps
Off-ramps are often busy and congested spaces, which means drivers must be extra cautious to ensure the safety of others. When negligent drivers take risks that could lead to accidents, they can cause serious injuries or even death to other motorists. Negligent driving at off-ramps is a major problem due to the lack of space, high speeds and blind spots.
Speeding Contributes to a Traffic Accident Near an Off-Ramp
Negligent drivers often speed while approaching or navigating an off-ramp, increasing their chances of an accident. Speeding makes it difficult for drivers to slow down or change lanes if another vehicle travels too close. Negligent drivers may also prioritize a quick exit off the ramp over safety, which can lead to them cutting corners and endangering other drivers.
Blind Spots Lead to a Traffic Crash
Driving near off-ramps or preparing to exit is also dangerous due to blind spots. Due to high traffic volume, drivers are having difficulty seeing traffic or other vehicles that might be riding in their blind spot. This makes it harder for drivers to anticipate any changes in traffic or quickly respond to an emergency.
Minor Injuries in a Traffic Accident Sometimes Worsen
Minor injuries sustained in a traffic collision may appear trivial at first, but they can worsen over time if not treated properly. Even seemingly minor injuries such as cervical strain or sprain or cuts and bruises may lead to long-term complications, including chronic pain and disability for some. It is important to seek prompt medical attention after a traffic crash and follow up with regular check-ups, even if the initial signs of injury appear mild. Taking a proactive approach to your health and safety can lower your chances of suffering more serious complications in the future.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim After Being Injured by a Negligent Driver
A personal injury lawyer can help an injured individual recover damages after a traffic accident. Economic damages are those that have a direct financial impact on an individual’s life and include medical costs, lost wages or income due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages are more subjective and include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, inconvenience and other intangible losses.
Wilton Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, and I am a Wilton personal injury lawyer. Whenever you are injured by a negligent driver, give us a call at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for our free and friendly advice. Online contact is also available. Our accident attorneys can arrange a virtual or in-person consultation with you to look over your case and discuss your options for recovering damages.
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