Postal truck involved in Christmas Eve highway crash

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On Dec. 24, a United States Postal Service truck became involved in an accident on California's popular coastline highway, State Highway 1, according to authorities. Three individuals were hospitalized with injuries after the wreck.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the USPS truck was traveling south on Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay at approximately 11:40 a.m., and that is when, for reasons not immediately ascertained, the postal truck and a northbound Subaru came into contact with each other. The speed and weight of the crash generated enough violence to leave behind wreckage across both directions of the highway and to require the roadway's closure for more than an hour. It was not certain immediately after the accident if either of the two drivers involved might face criminal charges connected with the event.

Authorities reported that USPS truck driver suffered a serious head injury in the wreck. Emergency crews transported the man to Stanford Hospital via helicopter. Two occupants of the Subaru were also airlifted to the Stanford facility. While authorities indicated that the nature of the injuries they both suffered was major, the extent of the two individuals' bodily damage was not immediately reported.

Following motor vehicle accidents that involve commercial or industrial trucks driven by employees of the organization owning the large vehicle, accident victims may speak to a personal injury lawyer to discuss their rights to fair compensation and the most efficient means to obtain it. While the type of civil claim warranted, a personal injury lawsuit, may not be in question, determining the appropriate parties to name in the suit as defendants may present a complex set of issues unique to these kinds of traffic accidents.

Source: KRON 4, "Update: 3 Hospitalized in HWY 1 Crash Near Half Moon Bay", Candice Naranjo, December 24, 2014

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