Local news agencies have revealed that two people were injured as a result of an accident that took place on Interstate 80 last Monday.
According to the accident reports recently released by the California Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old motorist from Roseville was driving her 2000 Toyota 4-Runner on the westbound lanes of the Interstate 80 when a second vehicle suddenly performed an abrupt lane change and moved into the Toyota’s lane. Troopers who responded to the scene say that the 4-Runner driver swerved to the left to avoid a collision but lost control of the grip of the vehicle, which prompted it to roll over and rest on its side in the fast lane.
The two vehicle occupants were sent to the hospital sustaining cuts, bruises and complaining of pain to the head and chest. The pair’s dogs that were also inside of the vehicle during the crash were not injured but according to the authorities, one pit bull is now missing.
After the accident, the California Highway Patrol shut down the westbound lanes for at least 45 minutes so emergency crews could clear up the scene and investigators could collect data regarding this crash.
It’s not yet known if the second driver was cited for his abrupt maneuver.
Hopefully, both victims are being able to experience a quick and full recovery from the wounds they sustained in this accident. My sympathy goes out to them.
Any personal injury lawyer can tell you that you should never drive recklessly. Avoid changing lanes before checking if it’s absolutely safe to do so and prevent accidents from happening by engaging in safe driving techniques.