Monday, August 31, 2009

Victims trapped in multi-car crash

The more vehicles involved in a single accident, the ruinous the outcome will be. Oftentimes, this scene could be seen in chain accidents.

Further, if the vehicles involved in chain accidents are huge like trucks and big rigs, deaths may even take place.

In Los Alamitos, a chain accident involving three vehicles closed the south and west bound of Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Boulevard. A RAV 4 and big rig truck were among those involved in the accident.

Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Greg McKeown said that three people including a child were trapped inside a vehicle. Rescuers were called on the scene to cut open the vehicle to free the people inside.

One woman was in a critical condition while the other was in a serious state. The child sustained minor injury. The victims were all taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The authorities were still investigating the cause of the accident.

The common causes of road accidents are drunk driving, speeding, automobile defect, road or weather conditions. In any case, someone has to answer for the injuries or damages sustained by the innocent victims.

In this particular case, the injured victims can sue the driver who was the proximate cause of the accident. A personal injury case can be properly handled by trained legal professionals. There are many Los Angeles lawyers specialized in car accident cases who can represent you in your case effectively.