Yet another wrong way collision has occurred in the Golden State. The latest such crash occurred in El Cajon. An automobile headed in the wrong direction along Interstate 8 struck a guardrail and ended up stuck on a bridge. Below, we delve deeper into this accident and determine whether legal action is likely to be taken.
Details About the Accident
ABC San Diego News Channel 10 reports the accident occurred in the early morning hours this past Monday. Early reports state the automobile in question was traveling eastbound. The problem is the vehicle was in the westbound lanes when heading eastbound. The driver ended up slamming into the guardrails and center divider by State Route 67.
Emergency medical responders made a beeline to the accident scene. Unfortunately, the driver of the wrong way vehicle was hanging from a bridge over 2nd Street when the responders arrived. Debris fell onto the road below, some of it hitting a vehicle. The jaws of life were used to extricate the driver from the wreckage. This individual was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital so his injuries could be treated.
Will Legal Action be Taken?
There are several potential lawsuits that might result from this accident. For one, the driver who caused the accident might sue the local government for negligence. It is possible local government failed to post the proper signage pertaining to the flow of traffic. Furthermore, the driver below the bridge whose vehicle was damaged might also file a personal injury lawsuit. However, at the current moment, we are not aware if this driver suffered any injuries in the crash.
Sadly, reports indicate some of the debris and concrete from the violent accident fell throughout the area, so there is the potential for additional personal injury lawsuits. Police evaluated the driver in question for DUI to determine if alcohol played a role in the crash.
If the driver files a personal injury lawsuit against the local government, alleging negligence is the cause of the accident, he has the potential to obtain significant financial compensation. Furthermore, the drivers damaged by the pieces of the wreckage that ended up falling down below also have the power to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent wrong way driver. If any of these lawsuits are successful, they will obtain the financial compensation necessary to offset the loss of wages, diminished earning capacity, pain, suffering, medical expenses, auto repairs and additional losses causally related to the crash.