Two Hurt Following Crash Involving Pickup Truck
A rollover collision left two people with major injuries in Redding on Sunday afternoon.
CHP reported that the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. within the 5490 block of Churn Creek Road.
A Dodge 1500 and unidentified sedan were involved in the accident. It is unclear, however, what caused the collision.
Due to the impact, the pickup overturned onto its roof which resulted in debris being scattered in the roadway.
One person suffered a leg injury and another was bleeding from the head.
First responders transported the injured to the hospital for treatment.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove the vehicles from the scene.
In addition, authorities shut down both lanes of the road for a period of time following the crash.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Rollovers account for only 3% of all serious collisions; however, 30% of them result in a fatality.
According to the NHTSA, almost 80% of rollovers involve one car. Additionally, roughly 250,000 vehicles that are involved in a rollover are left undriveable.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.