Kings County, CA (November 20, 2023) – At least one person sustained major injuries on Monday, November 20th, in a severe truck crash on 14th Avenue in Kings County, California. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident took place at approximately 9:22 a.m. at the intersection with Fargo Road north of Grangeville.
An officer from the Kings County Sheriff’s Office first came upon the accident and then proceeded to call the CHP. According to reports a Ford F-250 pickup truck and an unnamed SUV collided violently at the intersection for unknown cause. The vehicles were blocking both lanes of the roadway and one of them had hit a power pole.
Paramedics were soon on scene where they found one man unconscious in his vehicle with major injuries. They transported the victim to the hospital for care. It is unknown if anyone else was injured in the crash. Tow trucks and workers from the Edison power company were called to the scene to help cleanup the aftermath.
Police are still investigating the liability in this truck crash on 14th Avenue.
Liability In Kings County 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 Truck Crash on 14th Avenue
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.
Do you need more information about a Kings County car accident? Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.