Richard Holcomb Mammoth Lakes: Richard Scott Holcomb, Lora Holcomb and Child From Hawthorne Injured In Mammoth Lakes Car Accident On Benton Crossing Road By Pit Road
MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIFORNIA (July 29, 2020) – One person died and four people were injured including Richard Holcomb and Lora Holcomb in a car accident by the intersection of Crossing Road and Pit Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:55 p.m. on Saturday. A man driving a Toyota made a series of turning movements that resulted in him losing control of his vehicle on Benton Crossing Road.
The Toyota ended up colliding with a Kia Sorento SUV carrying Richard Scott Holcomb, Lora Holcomb and a minor. Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims.
A passenger in the Toyota died as a result of their injuries and two passengers sustained major injuries. Richard Holcomb and Lora Holcomb sustained major injuries as well and had to be transported to the Mammoth Hospital.
The child in the KIA sustained moderate injuries and was also transported to the Mammoth Hospital. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Mammoth Lakes Car Accidents
Car accidents are typically caused by a blend of different factors. According to the FMCSA, “Motor vehicle crashes are complex events. Usually they involve two or more vehicles. Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Many of the injuries associated with car accidents are not always physical. According to Very Well Mind, “Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are the leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Each year, there are an estimated six million MVAs in the United States, resulting in over 2.5 million injuries. According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study, 39.2% of MVA survivors develop PTSD.” There are a number of signs that a victim may be experiencing PTSD including:
- Changes in emotional reaction
- Intrusive memories
- Negatives changes in thinking
- Avoidance behaviors
Victims of car accidents will typically have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a bodily injury claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Even if the at fault driver does not have insurance victims may have recovery through Prop 213. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Mammoth Lakes Car Accidents
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Richard Holcomb, Lora Holcomb and all who have been affected by this crash. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of the victim’s. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the support and justice that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.