It's the week of Thanksgiving. One thing that can quickly ruin a wonderful holiday weekend is the carelessness or negligence of another driver. Getting into a car accident can leave victims with serious injuries and damaged property.
Several individuals may have injuries that could hamper their holiday plans after they were involved in a crash this past weekend. California Highway Patrol responded to the accident that affected three different vehicles.
At this point, investigators believe that the accident was caused by one of the drivers who ran a red light. The collision occurred in the early afternoon. One of the cars was getting ready to turn left when another vehicle ran through a red light. That vehicle then spun and hit another car. Two of the three drivers were quickly brought to a hospital nearby with minor and moderate injuries.
So far, law enforcement has determined that the driver who ran the red light had not been under the influence of alcohol. In addition, though it had been raining that day, the weather was not a factor either. Likely the driver had not been paying attention or intentionally ignored the red traffic light.
It is frustrating when your plans are interrupted by someone else's poor decision. During a time typically intended for relaxation and enjoying time with family, these individuals will be recovering from injuries and trying to figure out what to do about the damage to their vehicles.
Don't let a negligent driver ruin your Thanksgiving weekend. If you are the victim of a car crash, speak with someone like a personal injury attorney who can help you deal with the issues and expenses that can arise. It can help ease your mind and allow you to enjoy the holiday time with loved ones.
Source: Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch, "Crash Shuts Down Grand Avenue in Lakeland Village," Mirna Alfonso, Nov. 20, 2011
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