Three Students Injured In Antioch Car Accident By Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way

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Three Students Seriously Injured In Antioch Car Accident Near The Intersection of Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way

Three Students Injured In Antioch Car Accident By Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way

ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA (September 17, 2022) – Three students walking home from school were seriously injured in an Antioch car accident by Sycamore Drive and Manzanita Way.

Contra Costa County officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:31 p.m. on Friday. Three kids were walking home when they were hit by Mercury Mystique which itself was hit by a Chevrolet Impala.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Two students were critically injured and all three had to be airlifted from the scene.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Antioch Car Accidents

Speeding remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are many other factors that could potentially contribute to pedestrian collisions including.

  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver fatigue
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 22350, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than what would be safe or reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If the driver of a vehicle fails to reduce their speed and hits another driver, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Many victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a crash. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Contra Costa County Pedestrian Accident

We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to all of the victims injured in this crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Antioch pedestrian accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.

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