Multiple news agencies covering accidents in the state of California have revealed that five people were injured as a result of an accident that happened last Monday around 1 p.m. near the Cache Creek Recreation Area.
The official accident report issued by the troopers who responded to the scene have revealed that a stopped vehicle was hit by a 2000 Toyota 4Runner that was traveling on the eastbound lanes of the Highway 20. According to the troopers who responded to the scene, the vehicle was stopped to wait for its turn to drive into the Cache Creek Recreation Area. The 2000 4Runner only noticed the vehicle when it was too late for it to slow down. According to the authorities, the 25-year-old 4Runner driver went around the stopped vehicle on its right hand side, hit it and drove back into the eastbound lanes but due to a loss of control that may have been caused by the abrupt maneuvering, the vehicle drove straight into the path of a westbound 2010 Ford Expedition.
According to the troopers who responded to the 3-vehicle crash scene, two people suffered major injuries while three other suffered minor wounds.
Drivers and passengers involved in this accident had their seat belts on at the time of the crash.
At this time, the California Highway Patrol is investigating this accident to learn more about the causes behind this occurrence. Hopefully, the authorities are being able to investigate this accident thoroughly to identify its causes so similar occurrences can be avoided in the future.