CBS affiliate KION-46, Central Coast News, recently reported that an accident took place on Highway 1 going northbound. The car crash began with two vehicles: one driven by a 25-year-old Prunedale man and the other driven by a 42-year-old woman. The 25-year-old man was taken to Watsonville Community Hospital and then transported to San Jose Regional with major injuries, including two broken legs. The 42-year-old woman was taken to Watsonville Community Hospital with complaints of pain, but no other details about her condition were made available.
Reportedly, the male motorist crossed the double yellow line while traveling at an unknown rate of speed in an attempt to pass the female motorist. As another motorist headed towards the 42-year-old driver, the driver hit the female motorist’s vehicle, causing a chain reaction that affected two more vehicles. According to the report, a Dodge Ram truck struck the male motorist’s vehicle, and an Acura driven by the fourth involved motorist struck the 42-year-old woman.
While investigation into the crash is certainly still taking place, it should be noted that negligent parties deemed responsible for an accident can be held accountable for monetary compensation to be paid out to the accident victims. In the event that an individual is injured in a car accident in Northern California, that individual’s best course of action is to retain the services of an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney who will fight to ensure that the rights of the accident victim are not trampled upon in court of law.
At Van Der Walde & Associates, our skilled Northern California personal injury attorneys will examine the details surrounding your accident, and will hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. We understand how critical it is for you and your family to receive the compensation that you deserve to help pay for expenses brought on by your accident and subsequent injuries. If you have been injured in a San Jose auto accident, please don’t hesitate to contact our offices today at 877-862-6288 for a free case consultation.