Del Mar was the site of a serious accident around midday on June 8 that sent two people to a local hospital. California Highway Patrol has reported that a single collision set off a crash that eventually involved five vehicles. As with many car accidents of this type, this case is still under investigation, and at the moment, no charges have been filed.
According to the limited information available at this time, police say around 1 p.m. a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed rear-ended another vehicle on Interstate 5. The force of this impact was enough to cause a chain reaction that led to five cars being damaged. Two people, who have not been identified publicly, were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not described in the report.
So far, there has been no word as to what may have caused the initial driver to crash other than the suspected excessive speed. Police noted that a county fair had made traffic heavier than usual in the area, which may have contributed to the accident. However, no other information has been made available at this time.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation launched by California Highway Patrol, the initial driver and possibly other drivers in the accident could face charges. However, car accidents that cause personal injury or death can also be handled in a civil court setting. Even if no charges are filed, the injured parties are entitled under state law to file personal injury suits. These suits are typically meant so the injured individuals can receive financial compensation for damages, which can help to offset hospital costs.