Four-Vehicle Collision at Vanowen Street
One person suffered critical injuries in a multi-vehicle crash in Lake Balboa Thursday night.
Reports included that the accident took place just minutes after 11 a.m. at Vanowen Street near White Oak Avenue.
The cause of the collision remains unknown at this time.
Due to the impact, one of the involved vehicles struck a utility pole, rolled over and crashed into a commercial building.
The injured person had to be extricated due to being pinned inside one of the vehicles. They were taken to a trauma center in critical condition.
A portion of the street was shut down for a period of time following the wreck.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Multi-vehicle collisions are typically more common in busy intersections or highways. Speeding, weather, distractions, and drowsy or intoxicated driving are main reasons negligent drivers cause these types of wrecks.
When it comes to filing a claim with this type of collision, it gets difficult. This is because multiple vehicles are involved so determining liability can take much longer. Multi-vehicle collision claims are more complex due to numerous victims, multiple negligent drivers, cross-claims and insufficient insurance.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.