Though accidents on roads are not unusual, each one is different and can have different outcomes. Unfortunately, a collision involving a semi-truck is highly likely to result in serious or even fatal injuries for those involved. It is also not unusual for those injured parties to have reason to pursue compensation after this type of incident.
It was recently reported that a crash in California involved a semi-truck, a sedan and a pickup truck. Apparently, the sedan had a blown tire and was moving slowly on the roadway as a result. A semi-truck then hit the sedan and a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. The collision caused the pickup to move off the roadway and onto the shoulder. At the time of the report, causes and parties considered at fault were still being investigated.
The incident reportedly resulted in the following injury-related outcomes:
- At least one person suffered critical injuries and was transported from the scene by medical helicopter.
- Four individuals in total were injured as a result of the crash.
- Exact details on the injuries were not given, but it was noted that four ambulances in addition to the medical helicopter responded to the accident site.
Injuries of any kind can be difficult to manage after a serious vehicle collision, and critical injuries can have lasting effects on a person’s life. When accidents have such outcomes, victims may have reason to file personal injury claims against the driver considered at fault as well as other entities believed responsible. Successful cases can often lead to deserved compensation for victims, which may be of interest for the parties injured in this California incident.