Evelyn May, a 19-year-old Utah woman, was injured in a Ventura car accident when her vehicle went down a highway embankment. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, the injury car accident occurred on Highway 33 near Shell Road the morning of January 28, 2011. Police report that May drifted off the highway, went down a dirt embankment and hit a tree head-on. May suffered a broken leg, fractured ankle and dislocated collarbone. An investigation is ongoing.
My thoughts and prayers are with Evelyn May following this serious Ventura car accident. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 21 people were killed and 632 were injured in car accidents that occurred in the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. During that same year, there were 63 fatalities and 3,784 injuries reported as a result of Ventura County car accidents.
What Caused This Car Accident?
Investigators will have to determine what caused the driver to veer off the roadway and down the embankment. Did an auto defect or mechanical malfunction contribute to the crash? Did a dangerous roadway cause the vehicle to veer out of control? Was the guardrail inadequate to prevent the vehicle from sliding down the embankment? Was there a guardrail at that location? Did another motorist force the vehicle off the road and then leave the scene of the accident? I trust officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine what occurred here and why.
Injured victims of solo vehicle crashes would be well advised to preserve their vehicle in its damaged state for a thorough inspection by an expert for auto defects, malfunctions, design flaws and other evidence. An experienced Ventura personal injury lawyer will be able to advise injured victims about their legal rights and options.
In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is involved, injured victims can seek compensation from an at-fault party – whether it is the manufacturer of a defective auto, a governmental entity that failed to adequately maintain a roadway or a negligent driver. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured car accident victims and their families.
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