Nevada City Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident


Nevada City Multi-Vehicle Injury Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Nevada City personal injury lawyer. On Saturday, April 8, 2017, a multi-vehicle collision occurred in Grass Valley. The accident caused Interstate 80 near the Highway 20 interchange to be congested for a short time following the accident.

What Happened?

The accident took place shortly after 8:15 p.m. and involved multiple vehicles, one of which was a Cal Trans pickup truck. What caused the  accident was not immediately made public. This was a chain-of-reaction type accident. Many of the vehicles involved sustained both front and rear-end damage. The wet road conditions may have been a factor in the accident. This may have caused the vehicles to spin out into the roadway following the impact. Two jackknifed tractor-trailer trucks were also located near the scene of the accident, it is unknown if they were involved in this accident. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is leading the investigation of this accident. Speeding, distracted driving, or driving under the influence have not yet been ruled out as contributing factors.

Were There Injuries?

Yes. Multiple people suffered minor to major injuries in this accident. One woman was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment of the traumatic injuries she suffered in the collision. The current condition of the other involved motorists and passengers are not known at this time.

Claims Against Government Entities

When involved in an accident with a government vehicle it is important to know that you have only 180 days or 6 months from the date of accident to file a claim. There are other deadlines that follow. For more information, contact an experienced attorney.

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I’m Ed Smith. I’m a Nevada City personal injury lawyer. If you, or someone you love has been injured or lost their life in an accident, call me today at (530) 392-9400 or you can reach me toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

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