It only takes a single moment of inattention to change someone's life forever. If distraction results in car accidents, multiple lives could be changed. For example, reports indicate that four people were injured in a recent crash in California.
The incident happened just before 5 a.m. on a day in mid-September. According to reports, a 25-year-old woman was headed north in a sedan. Police say that she allowed the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision.
Both drivers, including the 42-year-old male driving the pickup truck, were seriously injured. Reports indicate that it took approximately 45 minutes to extricate the two. Additionally, two others were transported to the hospital. The younger driver was arrested as a result of the accident and faces accusations of driving under the influence; she was not immediately booked on charges due to her injuries.
Car accidents can often have significant consequences; many victims suffer serious injuries that leave them facing a long and difficult recovery. In addition to their physical injuries, some people also suffer financially as a result of medical expenses. To compound this issue, lost wages make it even more difficult to meet financial needs. As a result, victims of negligence -- such as an accident caused by a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol -- sometimes choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible. An attorney with experience with the process can help California victims fully understand their options and initiate an appropriate response.