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Motor vehicle accidents: Speed a factor in weather-related crash

| Oct 30, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Wet or slippery road conditions can inherently impact a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Those who fail to adjust driving behaviors during rainy weather have a greater chance of creating an unfortunate scenario. A recent collision that took place during rainy weather conditions in California has left one person with severe injuries and killed another

The California Highway Patrol has advised that the incident occurred as the driver of a car was approaching a curve during rainy weather conditions. CHP says she was driving too fast to safely navigate the curve and suddenly lost control of her car. The car reportedly proceeded to slide sideways before entering oncoming lanes of traffic and striking a second vehicle. The impact of the crash forced the second vehicle to collide with a nearby box truck.

Authorities say the driver who caused the crash passed away at the scene soon thereafter. The driver of the second vehicle was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Authorities also advised that an investigation into the crash is underway and they say that excessive speeding during rainy weather appears to have been the primary contributing factor.

Those who suffer severe harm in motor vehicle accidents involving similar forms of negligence may wish to seek compensation for their injuries. They should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate the specific circumstances of their case and provide guidance on the next steps to take.