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3 seriously injured in Murrieta accident on I-215 at Clinton Keith Road

Posted: September 21, 2022

MURRIETA, CA (September 21, 2022) – Three people were injured today in a multi-vehicle accident on I-215 in Murrieta, which led to the temporary closure of the northbound side of the freeway.

The collision happened about 11:40 a.m. on the northbound I-215 at Clinton Keith Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The agency said that a four-door sedan, a Dodge pickup truck towing a boat and a third vehicle impacted for reasons not immediately clear.

One person was ejected in the crash, suffering major injuries, according to reports from the scene. Two other people were also injured, but the extent of their injuries were unknown.

Murrieta Fire & Rescue paramedics were sent to the location and rendered aid, after which all three victims were taken to a regional trauma center for treatment.

The CHP said that all northbound lanes were shut down for almost two hours because of the wreck, which remains under investigation.

[via City News Service]

Liability In Murrieta Car Accidents

Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States.  According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Dangerous turns
  • Poorly designed roadways

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.

If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.

The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Murrieta Car Accident on I-215

We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the victim of this tragic crash on Interstate 215. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about a Murrieta car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.

 

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