One person was killed, and another was moderately injured following a three-vehicle crash on Highway 101 on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
The fatal collision happened shortly before 3:00 p.m. near Westhaven Drive.
According to the CHP Traffic Incident Page, the crash involved a red Ford Mustang, a small sedan, and another vehicle that was not described.
One person was reportedly trapped inside one of the vehicles involved. According to scanner traffic, an air ambulance was requested but canceled after the fatality was confirmed.
Another motorist was said to have suffered moderate injuries.
Dispatchers were informed by reporting parties that several subjects were attempting to flag traffic in the roadway.
All southbound lanes of Highway 101 near Trinidad were closed.
A multi-vehicle collision is a car accident involving more than one vehicle. Multi-vehicle accidents are typical on roadways when hundreds of cars travel at high speeds near one another. This makes it impossible for many cars approaching an accident to stop safely, potentially colliding with other vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 307 people were killed in multi-vehicle crashes in California in 2019. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 62% of heavy truck passengers killed in multiple-vehicle deaths in 2018 were in crashes with another large truck.
Hundreds of people have been killed in traffic accidents in the city alone. However, certain locations are more impacted than others. Practicing caution near these major crossroads can lessen your chances of being involved in a terrible accident.
Humboldt County Multi-Vehicle Crash Lawyers
Every day, individuals are wounded or killed in car accidents on Humboldt’s motorways, highways, and roads. These accidents can have serious physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the victims and their loved ones.
Following a multi-vehicle accident, you must speak with an expert lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected. If we do not conduct a timely and comprehensive inquiry, critical evidence may be destroyed, and witnesses’ recollections may fade. Arash Law handles all types of car accidents.
At Arash Law, we recognize that your major worries after an accident are receiving the necessary medical care and safeguarding your family from financial hardship. Our Humboldt County multi-vehicle crash attorneys will assess the full cost of the accident, including medical expenses, missed earnings, car damage, pain, and suffering, to ensure you obtain a settlement that matches your present and future needs.
We will also handle every part of your insurance claim, from negotiating with the insurance company to going to trial if required to protect your rights. Call us today at (888) 488-1391 or fill out our online intake form to learn more about your potential claim.