A tragic traffic accident in south Sacramento involved nine vehicles. The crash happened on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at Florin Road. The crash involved a series of car accidents. One man died at the accident scene, and three people went to the hospital for care.
The traffic accident involved a truck hauling plywood. A man driving a Chrysler rear-ended the truck. He was the man that died because of the accident.
The multi-vehicle accident shut down the interstate for several hours as first responders worked to clear the accident debris. Investigators worked to process the scene. CHP spent time reconstructing the accident scene and interviewing witnesses to determine how the accident occurred.
At the time of the news report, the cause of the crash was not known, and the police had not released any other details of the accident.
What Causes Multi-Vehicle Traffic Accidents?
Multi-vehicle accidents are common on interstates and highways. Some of the common factors that can lead to multi-vehicle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Poor weather conditions
- Road hazards
- Reckless driving
In many cases, multi-vehicle traffic accidents are a chain of crashes. Two vehicles collide into each other, causing an accident. A chain reaction occurs because other drivers were distracted and could not stop before striking the vehicles. Some drivers may have been following too closely and could not stop before striking the vehicles.
Unfortunately, multi-vehicle crashes can be deadly. Victims who survive a multi-vehicle crash can have debilitating conditions.
Common Injuries Caused by Accidents Involving Multiple Vehicles
The injuries from an accident involving multiple vehicles can be catastrophic. Some of the injuries can result in permanent impairments, including paralysis, brain damage, and amputations.
Common injuries in traffic accidents involving multiple vehicles include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
The severity of the injury impacts the damages in a personal injury claim. In most cases, severe injuries increase the value of a personal injury claim because the victim incurs a substantial loss of income and significant medical bills.
A victim may receive compensation for emotional distress, physical pain, and mental trauma in addition to financial damages. In the event of a disability or impairment, the victim may receive compensation for future damages, including personal care, ongoing medical care, and future loss of income.
Contact a Sacramento Traffic Accidents Attorney for Help
Determining who is responsible for a multi-vehicle crash can be complicated. Accident reconstructionists and experts may be needed to help identify the drivers who contributed to the cause of the accident. It is vital to identify the driver who injured you. You can only receive compensation from the driver or drivers who contributed to the cause of your injury.
Our Sacramento accident lawyers have extensive experience handling accidents involving multiple vehicles. Our law firm has the resources necessary to handle an extensive investigation to determine fault.
Call (916) 999-9000 now to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento accident lawyers to discuss your case.