[08-09-2022] Humboldt County, CA – Multi-Vehicle Collision Results to Major Injuries Near Richardson Grove

[08-09-2022] Humboldt County, CA - Multi-Vehicle Collision Results to Major Injuries Near Richardson GroveAccording to the California Highway Patrol, a multi-vehicle collision involving a box truck, pickup, and sedan caused at least one major injury on Highway 101 near Richardson Grove State Park.

According to the CHP, the crash occurred at approximately 3:07 p.m. near the Humboldt-Mendocino County border.

While the collision was initially reported to be head-on, the pickup wedged under the side of the truck.

At least one other patient is reported to have suffered moderate injuries due to the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Statistics

When several vehicles collide, the accident involves multiple vehicles. When six or more vehicles are involved in an accident, it is called a pileup.

When visibility is reduced by bad weather like fog, rain, or snow, multiple-vehicle collisions are more common. As a result, motorists must exercise extra caution and focus on the road. Drivers may not be aware of the risks associated with driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that collisions involving multiple vehicles account for 13,000 fatalities annually or more than 40% of all traffic fatalities.
Drivers frequently lack time to avoid colliding with the vehicles in front of them. Drivers in a state of panic often slam on the brakes prematurely, causing them to veer into oncoming traffic.

A chain reaction that results in an even worse pileup could happen if a driver swerves into oncoming traffic to avoid an accident. Undoubtedly, a collision involving multiple vehicles is one of the fatal car accidents.

To avoid multi-vehicle collisions, keep a reasonable distance between your vehicle and the vehicles in front of you, and drive at a safe speed. A multi-car pileup can be avoided by paying attention to the road and the weather.

Humboldt County Car Accident Lawyers

In a collision involving multiple vehicles, figuring out who was at fault usually involves determining which driver was at fault first. It can be challenging to assign blame in a multi-vehicle collision.

Many cars are involved in a multi-vehicle accident when a rear-end collision pushes one car into the back of another due to the actions of one negligent driver.

When several vehicles are involved in the collision, it is harder to pinpoint the cause. Fault determination is complicated depending on whether your state has no-fault or fault policies. You’ll need a lot of evidence to establish liability in a collision involving multiple vehicles.

Arash Law’s car accident lawyers in Humboldt County are ready to assist you in gathering evidence to support your case against the drivers who caused the collision.

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