Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Los Angeles Woman Dies of Internal Injuries from Crash

Even minor injuries resulting from a truck accident can have fatal effects. When the victim does not receive immediate medical treatment, damaged tissues can cause internal bleeding, which can then result in death.

Such situation could have happened to a Los Angeles woman who was hurt when her truck overturned on Interstate 95 on Sunday at 1:40 p.m.

The 48-year-old woman was driving her U-Haul truck when it swerved and hit a guardrail. The truck overturned and landed on its side, reports said.

According to police, the woman was wearing her seatbelt during the crash. Some bystanders helped her get out of the crashed vehicle. 

A witness commented that the woman appeared to have minor injuries before paramedics rushed her to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Later at 6:00 p.m., doctors pronounced her dead, explaining that she died of internal injuries.

Injuries which appeared to be minor ended up killing the woman. Noting that the truck overturned and tripped on its side, the woman could have suffered from more serious injuries due to the impact..

Internal bleeding may result from damage to tissues and blood vessels in the head and chest. Such situation is enough to compress an organ and cause it to malfunction.

The symptoms of internal injuries or bleeding might not have been obvious and this problem likely caused the woman’s death.  

If you or your loved one  suffered from injuries resulting from a truck accident, you can consult a personal injury lawyer who can help you take legal action. Your attorney in Los Angeles will help you prove the fault or negligence of liable parties and receive compensation for your medical expenses and losses.

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