At least eight people were reported to have been injured in a wrong-way collision recently. According to the California Highway Patrol, the auto accident started as a head-on crash that happened just after 8 p.m. The car that caused the wreck, a gold Honda, was said to have been stolen.
The gold car flew down the highway, proceeding east in the westbound lane. It soon crashed head-on into a van, also made by Honda. The van had seven people in it, according to the report. The ages of the passengers in that van ranged from 1 year old to 61 years old.
Some of the victims suffered minor injuries, and others were more serious. Several of the victims were children under the age of twelve. All seven passengers were residents of the state and were taken to a nearby hospital. A passenger in the gold Honda was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
The driver was arrested after being released from the hospital. He has been booked into a nearby facility for possession and driving a stolen vehicle, suspicion of DUI, driving the wrong way and causing injury on the highway, and driving without proof of insurance. There is no report of charges against the passenger of the stolen car.
When wrong-way drivers cause a head-on auto accident, the results can be catastrophic and involve many victims. Drunk drivers continue to be a problem in the state of California and often cause such collisions. For those who have been victims of these incidents, and their families, a personal injury lawyer can explain how to seek damages in a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.
Source: cbslocal.com, “8 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On Highway 4 In Brentwood,” July 16, 2017