Traffic Collision Injures One in a Four-Vehicle Highway Crash

Multiple-Vehicle Crash on SR 99 Results in One Injury

A traffic collision with a reported injury occurred in Sacramento on February 13 that involved four vehicles. The crash happened, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), at around 6:22 p.m. on northbound State Route 99 just south of the connector with northbound U.S. 50. The traffic collision blocked lanes two and three of the highway.

Additional Information About the Traffic Collision

The accident involved a Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan 4-door, Toyota Corolla, and one other vehicle. Two of the vehicles were captured on the CCTV camera on the right-hand side of the road, where the drivers were exchanging information and then left. These may have been reported as a hit-and-run with property damage because the drivers did not remain at the scene. 

One Person Injured in Four-Vehicle Crash

Emergency responders with the Sacramento Fire Department were called to the scene to assess injuries to one person, who expressed a complaint of pain. No additional information was provided about that patient. All the vehicles were removed to the right-hand side about 20 minutes after the traffic collision occurred, so they would not impede traffic. The multiple-vehicle collision is being investigated by the CHP to find out how it occurred and which driver/drivers were at fault.

Obtaining Compensation Following a Multiple-Vehicle Crash

One of the problems with getting the compensation you deserve following a multiple-vehicle crash is that more than one vehicle may be at fault. Since vehicles on a highway are traveling at higher speeds and traffic is often congested, there is little room for error to avoid having a simple two-vehicle crash expand to involve other cars. An experienced personal injury attorney can sort out which driver/drivers were at fault.

Our law office has successfully handled many traffic collisions involving multiple vehicles over the years. The way we do this is by investigating and collecting the evidence needed to support your claim.

Negligence in a Multiple-Vehicle Traffic Collision

There are a number of ways in which a driver can be negligent and cause a traffic collision. Some of those ways include:

  • Speeding is a major reason for a traffic collision. If traffic slows or comes to a stop, it is difficult for a speeder to react quickly enough to respond. In addition, a speeding driver is more likely to lose control of their vehicle and needs more distance to slow down.
  • Distracted driving is the main cause of traffic accidents these days. Although it is illegal in California, texting while driving is a common culprit. In addition, eating or drinking while driving, checking GPS, chatting on the phone, and other actions can lead to a traffic collision.
  • Fatigued driving happens more and more often and can cause a traffic accident. A fatigued driver isn’t as alert as they should be and can even nod off while behind the wheel of the car.
  • Drunk driving remains a common cause of accidents. A driver who is drunk shows poor judgment and reflexes and even the motorist’s vision is affected.

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

My name is Ed Smith, and I’m a Sacramento car accident lawyer. If you suffered an injury in a multiple-vehicle accident, you might be able to get compensation to pay your medical expenses and other losses. You can contact me for my free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or through the toll-free line at (800) 404-5400. I can also be reached online.

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