Emily Barajas, 10, and Jessie Farris, 70, sustained major injuries in a Shasta County car accident, which officials say, was caused by a negligent driver. According to a news report in The Record Searchlight, the major injury car accident occurred on Highway 99 near Lassen View Elementary School in Redding the afternoon of December 2, 2010.
Police say 71-year-old James Farris failed to notice his 2008 Subaru had drifted into a right turn lane of the school before it crashed into a 2003 Nissan that was stopped at the intersection. The Nissan then spun around and hit a 2002 Ford that was also stopped at the intersection and being driven by Dexter Rogers, 60. Emily Barajas, a passenger in the Nissan sustained major injuries when she flew out the rear window of the car. Police say Emily was not properly restrained at the time. A passenger in the Subaru, Jessie Farris, also suffered major injuries in the accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone injured in this serious injury Shasta County car accident. I wish them all a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 10 people were killed and 550 were injured in Redding car accidents. During that same year, there were 20 fatalities and 956 injuries reported as a result of Shasta County car crashes.
What Caused This Multi-Car Accident?
Based on this news report, it appears as if the driver of Subaru let his vehicle veer into a stopped car. I trust investigators are looking into whether the driver, Farris, was impaired, distracted, inattentive or fatigued at the time. It is also not known whether Farris had a medical condition, which may have caused him to lose control.
If Farris is determined to have been at fault for this incident, he could be held liable for the serious injuries caused here. Injured victims in such cases could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. An experienced California personal injury attorney will be able to analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable for their actions. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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