Severe Injuries Sustained in Crash on Sycamore Drive
Five people, including three pedestrians, were injured in an accident on Friday afternoon in Antioch.
It was at about 3:21 p.m. when a Chevrolet Impala and Mercury Mystique collided at Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way.
Due to the crash, the vehicles then struck three students who were walking home from school.
It was also reported that the Impala was traveling at unsafe speeds prior to the crash.
The three pedestrians sustained severe injuries as a result and were airlifted to hospitals.
Additionally, the Impala driver was airlifted to a hospital with major injuries.
No injuries were initially reported from the driver of the Mystique; however, they still got examined at a hospital.
An active investigation remains underway.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.