Salinas News reports that the holiday weekend has been a deadly one on the Central Coast. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) three separate crashes have resulted in the deaths of five people in Monterey County. Four other people suffered major injures as the result of the two car accidents and one motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death as the result of any type of personal injury accident, it is important to contact an experienced central coast accident lawyer to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Both of the car accidents involved head-on collisions. In the first accident, the driver of a Yukon collided head-on with a driver in the southbound lane, killing the driver instantly. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected to be involved. In the second accident, two Toyota Pickups collided while the driver of one was trying to pass slower moving vehicles. Both drivers died at the scene, while a total of three passengers in the two trucks were taken to area hospital with serious injuries.
The motorcycle accident occurred after the motorcyclist attempted to pass cars by driving on the shoulder and lost control of his cycle, sliding into the ditch, killed himself and his passenger.
All three of these incidents are under investigation. It is unknown what factors contributed to the crashes. Often, even where an accident seems straightforward, many other factors may contribute to both causing an accident and its severity. Here, it is unknown whether issues such as roadway design, faulty auto or motorcycle parts or driver error on any of the parties may be partly or fully to blame for the tragic outcomes. How this fault is determined will affect compensation available.
For more information, or if you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact the dedicatedcentral coast personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Frederick J. Sette for a free consultation.