California roadways are among the busiest in the nation. As such, there are times when a car crash can happen despite the best care a driver takes behind the wheel. In some cases, road hazards or unexpected events can lead to accidents in which there major property damage and injuries occur.
According to recent reports, a multi-vehicle accident resulted in injuries to three people, including a police officer. The accident occurred as the officer reportedly attempted to respond to a burglary call. The driver of a sedan collided with the officer's vehicle when he attempted to cross an intersection with lights and sirens engaged. Another vehicle, which was waiting at the intersection for a traffic light, was also hit.
Police report that both the patrol car and the sedan were significantly damaged. The driver of the sedan and a passenger, as well as the officer were treated at a local hospital for their injuries. Reportedly, the officer was later released. At the time of the report, the police had no comment regarding who they thought caused the accident or if any charges would be filed against the driver of the sedan.
In California, the roadways are often busier than many other parts of the country. The likelihood of being involved in an accident can potentially be increased due to the large population in urban areas. However, injured parties have a right to seek compensation in a civil court of law for their injuries if they are involved in a serious car crash. As the details of this collision are further investigated, those injured have the right to seek assistance in assessing their right to pursue legal redress for personal injuries suffered through our civil court system.
Source: contracostatimes.com, "Union City police officer and motorist injured in 3-car wreck in Fremont", Natalie Neysa Alund, May 12, 2014