By Michael P. Ehline, Esq. – According to the California Highway Patrol two residents of Eureka were killed in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 200 near Blue Lake. The two were identified as Linda Renee Schoot and Francis “Frank Robert Borgelin. CHP said Scott was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser in the eastbound lane in the wrong direction, when she crashed head-on into Borgelin’s GMC box truck.
Another accident reported occurred on Interstate 15 in Scripps Ranch in San Diego County involving a California Highway Patrol officer who was injured. The officer’s vehicle was on the shoulder of the roadway, and while attempting to re-enter the interstate, he was struck by a 1990 Toyota Corolla. The Toyota was driven by a 70 year old man, who veered across the northbound lanes, striking the patrol car. The officer involved in the accident was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla with moderate to serious injuries, California Highway Patrol officials stated. The driver of the Toyota suffered minor injuries and was released, after police determined he was not driving under the influence.
In Bell Gardens on Firestone Boulevard a big rig rolled over, after a collision with several other vehicles, causing the truck to spill asphalt and bursting into flames. There were several people injured in the accident. The two left lanes of the northbound 710 were closed overnight and reopened in the morning, after the debris were cleaned up. There were at least three people injured in the collision and transported to area hospitals, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Accidents involving fatalities and injuries are always devastating and our thoughts are with those who are involved in these accidents.
Why Consult a Personal Injury Attorney in Southern California and Los Angeles?
If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries or died in a multi-vehicle accident, then it is crucial you consult an experienced lawyer. These types of mishaps have complex issues and there will be many insurance companies involved. Accidents involving big rigs, may have a different insurer, than the trailer, and the company leasing the tractor may have their own insurer.
It is important for accidents to be reconstructed as accurately as possible, using witness statements and accident reconstruction specialists. Interviewing the witnesses is important to do, before their memory fades and crucial evidence in your case, is gone forever. It is important not to wait to contact an injury lawyer. Motor vehicle accidents have a statute of limitations, to file a claim and those that are not filed within the time limit will not be permitted to be filed. This means risking losing the right to claim for compensation permanently, if time runs out.
Ehline Law Firm, PC has been assisting families recover fair compensation in Southern California and the Los Angeles area for many years. Michael Ehline is a legal expert in personal injury and a wrongful death trial lawyer. Discussing your case, can be done with a free consultation to learn your legal options and how your rights will be protected.