Azusa, CA (November 20, 2023) – At least one individual sustained injuries on Sunday, November 19th, following a serious crash on Old San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa, California. According to police reports, the accident took place around 10:16 a.m. near the San Gabriel River Trailhead.
Reports indicate that a white Lexus sedan and a white Honda sedan collided on the roadway, causing significant damage to both vehicles. The exact cause of the crash is still under examination by authorities. The airbags on both vehicle were deployed and the wreckage blocked both lanes.
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Paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department were called to the scene where they provided aid to at least one party had sustained injuries. It is unknown whether they were taken to the hospital for additional care. Jan’s Tow was contacted to help clear the vehicles from the scene.
This crash on Old San Gabriel Canyon Road is still under investigation by police.
Liability In Azusa 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:
- 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 the Crash on Old San Gabriel Canyon Road
We at Accident News Now extend our condolences to those injured in this crash, and wish them a speedy recovery. 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.
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