Rancho Cordova Car Accident May Involve Drifting Vehicle

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May 22, 2023
Edward Smith

Three-Vehicle Car Accident on Grant Line Road Causes Injuries 

A Rancho Cordova car accident involving three vehicles happened on May 20. One person involved in the collision said the cause was a vehicle that drifted into oncoming traffic. The accident happened along Grant Line Road between White Rock and Douglas Roads around 1:37 p.m. 

Injuries Reported in Three-Vehicle Car Accident

A report about the accident issued by the responding California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said the vehicles involved in the crash included a Ford F-150 pickup pulling a fifth-wheel trailer and a Honda. The individual in the Honda appeared to have suffered injuries in the crash. Two of the vehicles were left blocking the southbound lanes, while the truck and trailer blocked the west edge of the roadway. The incident is being investigated by CHP traffic accident personnel to determine the cause and to assign fault.

Why a Driver Would Suddenly Cross Into Oncoming Traffic

One of the most dangerous behaviors on the road is when a driver suddenly veers across into oncoming traffic. This can have devastating consequences, and yet it happens all too frequently. There are several potential reasons why a driver might cross into oncoming traffic and cause a car accident.

  • A distracted driver may not be paying attention to what is going on around them and may not realize they are about to cross the yellow line. Distractions can include texting or talking on a cell phone, putting on makeup, eating, fiddling with the radio, or any number of other activities. In these cases, the driver is simply not paying attention and their lack of focus could have deadly consequences.
  • Impairment can also determine why a driver might cross into oncoming traffic. Impairment includes any substance or condition that may reduce the ability of a driver to operate their vehicle safely, such as alcohol, drugs or medical issues.
  • Inexperience can often lead to an inexperienced driver not understanding where the yellow line is or being unable to react quickly enough when they realize they are about to cross it.
  • Fatigue can lead to a driver crossing into oncoming traffic if they nod off while driving.

Recovering Compensation After an Accident Injury

Recovering compensation after an accident injury can be a complex and challenging process. Hiring an experienced injury lawyer can greatly assist in navigating this legal journey. An injury lawyer specializes in personal injury law and understands the intricacies of insurance claims, negotiation tactics, and legal procedures. 

They can gather evidence, assess the extent of damages, and build a strong case to maximize compensation. When you need to recover the cost of your medical expenses and lost wages and get compensated for your pain and suffering, an injury lawyer can help. They can advocate for your rights and fight for fair compensation, providing you with the support and expertise needed during this difficult time.

Personal injury attorney Ed Smith recommends searching for the following qualities in an attorney:

Rancho Cordova Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith. I am a Rancho Cordova personal injury lawyer. If you were injured in a car accident, you should seek legal advice from a lawyer with experience handling injury cases. We’re happy to provide free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. Please feel free to contact us online or at (800) 404-5400 if you would like to speak with our accident attorneys.

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Photo attribution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLQ8I1W1gR8&t=10s; Image by Vladyslav Topyekha from Pixabay 

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