Two people were injured after being trapped as their vehicle crashed into a building in Eureka on Saturday evening, January 28, 2023.
According to local authorities in Humboldt County, the single-vehicle crash occurred at around 11:15 p.m. at 2200 Harris Street near W Street.
A Mini Cooper reportedly crashed into an unidentified building, causing a power line to be down and trapping its two occupants, requiring extrication.
Responders arrived at the scene to find the driver unconscious and the passenger struggling to breathe. Both of them were freed from the wreckage before an ambulance arrived.
The extent of their injuries and current condition remains unknown, while further investigation into the cause of the crash continues.
Reckless Accident Statistics
Hundreds of catastrophic and deadly traffic accidents that occur each year in the United States can be attributed to drivers’ disregard for safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines “reckless driving” as driving with “a wanton disregard” for the safety of other motorists or pedestrians on the road, despite being aware of the extremely high risk of an accident occurring as a result.
It is extremely challenging to accurately quantify the number of fatal crashes that may be attributed to reckless driving. According to a AAA survey conducted in 2009, between the years of 2003 and 2007, reckless driving was a factor in 56% of incidents.
Speeding is a significant contributor to deaths on American roads, according to the Fatal Accident Reporting System by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What to Do After a Car Accident
In the case of an automobile crash, dialing 911 immediately is essential. When questioned, it is best to stick to the facts as you know them rather than making any assumptions. Some involved in an accident may truly offer their apologies while still in shock even if they’re not guilty. If you do this, the insurance company will have more justification to deny your claim.
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Reckless Accident Victim Lawyers in Eureka
Unsafe driving practices are a major contributing factor to traffic accidents. The success of a personal injury or wrongful death action in California often hinges on proving the defendant’s “negligence per se” or legal fault.
If an accident victim shows that another driver’s carelessness directly led to their injuries or death, they can file a civil lawsuit against that driver for compensation. If either of these ever happens to you, do not hesitate to contact a passionate and experienced California reckless driving accident attorney.
Our award-winning Eureka reckless accident lawyers at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., have years of experience and the expertise needed to advocate for accident victims. Our clients have been granted compensation totaling $400 million so far.
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