Car careens from mountain road in Glendora, California

Single-vehicle accidents with multiple injured parties generally don’t require legal action to work out liabilities and compensation for medical expenses and other items. However, this is not always the case, and car accidents of any type can result in problems with insurance company claim procedures. Incidents like the recent crash on Glendora Mountain Road involve personal injury that can result in large expenses and other needs.

The accident occurred around 12:30 in the morning on Dec. 6. Reportedly, a green Nissan Sentra fell 200 feet over the side of the road, and the four people in the car were injured. One of the individuals was able to climb from the car and up to the road to call for help. The individual was unable to provide an exact location to dispatchers. First responders directed the person to call from a 911 line, which allowed rescuers to locate the accident scene.

According to rescue workers, a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were ejected from the car and suffered from head injuries. Their conditions were serious, and they were airlifted to a nearby hospital. Since that time, their conditions have improved to moderate. The 19-year-old male driver and another 19-year-old man suffered only minor injuries, which were treated at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital. According to California Highway Patrol, the accident is still under investigation.

In any accident that involves serious injury, hospital bills and other medical expenses can mount quickly. Victims may be unable to work for a time and may suffer other losses. Even reputable insurance companies can undervalue the cost associated with an accident. Individuals should understand their needs and rights and how to push for fair compensation under an insurance policy.

Source: Glendora Patch, “Four Injured After Car Plunges Off Glendora Mtn. Road,” Aaron Castrejon, Dec. 6, 2012

Hit-and-run leaves man dead in Vacaville, California

Vehicle accidents often cause serious injuries and can even lead to death. In the event of auto-pedestrian accidents, catastrophic bodily harm is even more likely for the person hit by the vehicle. In the case of a hit-and-run in Vacaville, California, these types of injuries led to the death of a 28-year-old man.

The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Dec 5. Police arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a dead body. The body of the man was found on the west edge of Peabody Road. Authorities indicate the man had been carrying a backpack. Police notified California Highway Patrol, and the roadway was blocked off for investigation.

Investigators were able to recover vehicle parts that contained VIN information. Using that information, they traced the accident to a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado owned by a 23-year-old man. The man was arrested without event on Dec. 6. The truck was found in front of the man’s parents’ home in Vacaville.

Authorities believe the 23-year-old man struck the pedestrian several hours before they arrived on the scene. They also report that the pedestrian was walking south on Peabody Road when the accident occurred. The incident occurred north of the Chuck Hammond Drive intersection.

When a pedestrian dies in an auto-pedestrian accident, grieving family members can be left with funeral and medical expenses. In cases where the pedestrian is lucky enough to pull through, expenses and other losses can be debilitating. Victims should understand their rights and compensation options before settling with insurance companies in any pedestrian-related accident case.

Source: The Reporter, “Man dies in hit-and-run accident; suspect arrested,” Catherine Bowen, Dec. 6, 2012