Roseville Road Intersection Collision Causes Minor Injuries
A multiple-vehicle crash at an Antelope intersection resulted in minor injuries on October 31. The crash happened at the Roseville Road intersection with Whyte Avenue around 1:08 p.m. The accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the incident involved a Honda TRX, Ford Edge, and Chevy Tahoe.
Accident With Reported Minor Injuries Under Investigation
When police arrived, they found all of the vehicles on the right-hand side. At least one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene. It was not reported whether the injured person received treatment at the scene of the accident or was transported to a hospital for additional evaluation. The accident is being investigated by the CHP to determine how it occurred and to assign blame.
Causes of Intersection Accidents Between Motor Vehicles
There are many reasons that an intersection crash between motor vehicles can cause minor injuries. This is one of the reasons more than half of all traffic crashes occur at intersections. Some of the reasons these accidents happen are as follows:
- Poorly-designed intersections
- Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on a phone, eating or drinking
- Impaired driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Making illegal turns
- Falling asleep at the wheel
How Negligence in a Multiple-Vehicle Crash is Determined
In a multiple-vehicle crash, negligence is typically determined by looking at the actions of each driver leading up to the crash. It’s important to note that even if one driver is deemed to be primarily at fault for the accident, other motorists may still be held partially responsible.
For example, let’s say Driver A runs a red light and collides with Driver B, who had the right of way. Driver C then rear-ends Driver B. In this scenario, it’s likely that Driver A will be found primarily at fault for the multiple-vehicle crash. However, Driver C may also be held partially liable because he or she failed to stop in time to avoid the collision.
Similarly, if Driver A rear-ends Driver B, but it’s later determined that Driver B had been brake-checking Driver A prior to the crash, Driver B may be held partially liable for the accident.
In a multiple-vehicle car accident, each driver’s degree of negligence will typically be determined by the court based on the facts and circumstances of the case.
Getting Legal Advice After an Accident Injury
If you’ve suffered even minor injuries in a multiple-vehicle auto crash, it’s important to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and options. An accident attorney can be helpful in many ways. The lawyer can investigate the accident to determine fault and gather the evidence to support your injury claim for compensation.
The lawyer can also gather the documentation to support your claim and calculate your damages, including for your pain and suffering. He/she can also handle the negotiations with the insurance company or take your case to civil court if necessary.
Antelope Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, and I am an Antelope car accident lawyer. Any damages you have suffered as a result of a collision can be compensated by the negligent motorist. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance. You can reach us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. Please feel free to reach out to us online as well.
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