Multiple Vehicle Crashes Occur Near Davis on I-80

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August 19, 2019
Edward Smith

Multiple Vehicle Crashes Occur Near Davis on I-80

Three separate vehicle crashes on I-80 occurred on August 16 in the Davis area and had a disconcerting effect on traffic in the early morning hours. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), traffic slowed in all three lanes just in time for the morning commute. The Davis area accidents happened in the period between 6:34 and 7:03 a.m. For those trying to get a jump on the work day or start out for a weekend vacation, this complicated their plans. However, for the individuals involved in the crash, it can lead to physical and financial harm. Let’s explore what happened and take a look at how an attorney can help.

What an Attorney Can Do For You

An attorney has your back whether the accident is minor or significant. Vehicle crashes do not always define the injuries that result. For instance, some minor fender benders can lead to injuries that persist and make life difficult. We’ve all seen major vehicle crashes where a car’s occupant can emerge without a scratch. Oftentimes, the repairs to the vehicle can be costly even if they appear slight at the accident site. That is why we send our investigative team to examine the scene of the accident, review police reports for accuracy and interview witnesses to the crash. Once our investigators have accumulated the information they need, the data is handed over to our legal team. They use the data to structure a strong case against the at-fault party. This is used to negotiate with the insurance company or incorporated into a case presented in civil court.

Old Davis Road

This three-vehicle crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 near Old Davis Road. This particular crash was the first to happen at 6:34 a.m. According to the CHP, a Mazda rolled over. One person in the black Mazda was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were described as minor. Rollover crashes can be traumatic due to several factors. First, an occupant of a rollover crash can be ejected from the vehicle and thrown onto the road or into traffic, often with fatal consequences. On other occasions, the roof can crush onto the occupants. Roof crush injuries are often fatal. They result from a negligent manufacturer building the vehicle without the roof strength that is demanded by law. When this happens, our legal team uses data about the vehicle’s structure. We also include prior instances of roof crush that have occurred in the past with the same make and model if applicable. In doing so, we structure a strong product liability case against the carmaker.

Second Accident Involves Single Vehicle

At the time the first collision was happening, a Ford Mustang crashed in a single-vehicle accident in the westbound lanes. According to the police report, the vehicle went off the road, went through fencing on the side, and crashed into a group of beehives. This caused the closure of the westbound fast lane for an unspecified period of time.

Third Crash

The Old Davis Road area of I-80 was the site of the third crash, which occurred at 7:03 a.m. Three vehicles took part in the accident in the westbound lanes, slowing traffic. As of the time of this report, the number one lane was still closed. This accident is under investigation by authorities as road rage

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. In an accident that involves multiple vehicle crashes, it can be difficult to assign fault, which could affect your claim for injury compensation. Having an experienced lawyer by your side can help ensure that you obtain that compensation. Phone me at (916) 921-6400, or you can reach me toll-free at (800) 404-5400 or in the Davis area at (530) 392-9400 for free and friendly advice. Others prefer to get in touch by filling out the contact form online.

Since 1982, I’ve helped those injured through negligence obtain fair compensation for their injuries or loss of a loved one by wrongful death. Areas I work in include all types of traffic crashes, pedestrian accidents, and traumas such as spinal cord damage and brain injuries.

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