A multiple-vehicle crash on the 57 freeway in Anaheim resulted in multiple injuries. Officers with the California State Patrol say that at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, January 9, a southbound flatbed truck attempting to change lanes struck a black Toyota Camry from behind when the truck’s driver was unable to slow the truck quickly enough.
Additional Vehicles Collide
The initial collision started a chain-reaction event that ultimately involved a white Ford Explorer, a black Ford Expedition, a red Toyota Camry and a gray Toyota Yaris. Altogether, six vehicles became involved in the freeway wreck.
The Injured Include Children
The four occupants of the Camry were all injured, including a baby girl and a boy. The baby girl found herself trapped in the vehicle, and she was eventually freed by Anaheim firefighters. The California Highway Patrol reported that all four individuals went by ambulance to UCI Medical Center. The exact condition of the four was not immediately known. There was also no information immediately available regarding any other possible injuries.
Possible Reasons For Rear-end Crashes Are Many
Although the circumstances of this multi-vehicle freeway crash are still under investigation, there are cases in which claims of negligence occur when a commercial truck causes injury due to a failure to stop. There are many different types of negligent conduct that can cause a truck to rear-end another vehicle, including inattentive driving, improper brake maintenance, defective brake parts and inadequate driver training.
California state statutes give those injured due to the negligent acts of others to seek compensation in the state’s civil courts. Monetary damages are often pursued for unpaid medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and long-term rehabilitation costs.
In many instances, settlements occur with the insurance company or companies involved. In these cases, no trial ever occurs. To discuss accident injuries that you or a family member suffered with an Orange County personal injury attorney, please consider arranging for a complimentary consultation. To learn more, please contact us.