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1 Dead, 4 Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

Authorities with the California Highway Patrol report that a deadly, single car accident involving several San Diego-based Boy Scouts occurred on June 11 on state Route 79 in Santa Ysabel. The crash took the life of one individual and left four others injured.

According to the report, the wreck transpired shortly after 9 a.m. when a vehicle overturned south of state Route 76 nearby Lake Henshaw. When emergency rescue crews arrived at the scene, one of the adult victims was pronounced dead. Also among the rescue personnel were firefighters who worked to free several victims from the vehicle. An ambulance transported two of the injured adults, and a medical helicopter flew two scout troop members to nearby hospitals.

Because of the accident and the need for the medical helicopter to land in the roadway, troopers had to shut down a section of the freeway in both directions until 2 p.m. At the time of reporting, the cause of the crash was still under investigation.

Oftentimes, car accidents leave those involved seriously injured and some die of their injuries. The injured victims may not only suffer with pain, bone fractures and internal injuries, but also with potential permanent disabilities. An attorney for an injured victim can use the official police accident investigation report, eyewitness testimony, and other evidence such as cellphone records to determine the accident's cause. If it can be shown that it was the fault of a negligent motorist, then a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation could be an advisable form of recourse.

Source: FOX 5 San Diego, "1 killed, 4 injured in rollover crash", June 11, 2016