3-Car Crash Sends 2 to Hospital
On March 29, a three-car collision on California Highway 87 resulted in two people incurring injuries that required hospitalization. The accident happened in San Jose around 6:30 a.m.
According to officers with the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened just south of the Curtner off-ramp. A Ford F-150 allegedly struck the rear end of a Honda Accord, which, in turn, struck a Dodge Charger in front of it as a result. The driver of the Honda, a woman who was pregnant, was transported to the hospital by emergency responders. The Charger's driver also was transported after complaining about injuries to his neck and back
.The accident blocked the lanes of traffic. Authorities moved all three vehicles to the shoulder of the road after about 15 minutes. It is unclear whether the driver of the Ford F-150 was injured or what caused the vehicle to strike the Honda in front of the truck. It is also unclear whether or not the truck's driver received any tickets or citations.
Multi-car crashes may involve issues of disputed liability when the insurance companies get involved. In some cases, it may be unclear which driver was at fault. In others, more than one driver may share a portion of the fault. A personal injury attorney representing a victim who has been harmed in the crash can often use accident reconstructionists, eyewitness testimony and the official police accident investigation report in order to better pinpoint the motorist who should bear financial responsibility for the medical expenses and other losses that the client has incurred.
Source: Milpitas Patch, "3-Car San Jose accident sends 2 to the hospital," Dave Colby, March 29, 2016