Pickup Truck Drops Mattress on Highway 74, Leads to Crash 

Multiple vehicles were involved in a head-on collision that occurred in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday afternoon. 

Per CHP, a Dodge Ram pickup was hauling a trailer that dropped a mattress which set off the collision. 

Following the mattress falling, a Kia sedan and Toyota van collided. In addition, the pickup driver did not stop and fled the scene at a high speed eastbound. 

The collision occurred just before 3 p.m. on January 26th on Highway 74. 

Due to the impact, a 5-year-old child sustained unspecified injuries. 

Paramedics were sent by CAL Fire to render aid to those with injuries; however, the extent and number of those injured is unknown at this time. 

One vehicle also required a tow truck to be removed from the scene. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

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. 

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