Palm Springs Auto Accident Caused by Mechanical Problem
A mechanical malfunction may have caused a two-car auto accident in Palm Springs the afternoon of March 26, 2009, The Desert Sun reports. The traffic collision occurred as a 1990 BMW headed north on Gene Autry Trail near Vista Chino, veered off the road and hit the center divider, Palm Springs police officials said. The BMW then went into the southbound lane and hit a 2008 silver Mercedes.
The BMW continued down the street, after striking the other vehicle and came to a stop at the sidewalk. Both drivers complained of pain and were taken to local hospitals. Officials said the auto accident was apparently caused by some mechanical malfunction in the BMW. Police say alcohol or drugs were not involved in this incident.
I'm relieved that this auto accident did not result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Based on the newspaper account about the intensity of the crash, this could have been a lot worse. I wish the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
If this news article is accurate, it is apparent that something went terribly wrong with the BMW. The report also indicates that the driver of the BMW was not impaired or distracted. If I were a family member of the injured party, I would be very interested to find out what went wrong with the BMW that caused the driver to completely lose control of it. At Bisnar | Chase we have represented numerous victims of auto product defects over the years. It wouldn't surprise me if this auto accident were the result of a vehicle product defect.
The injured victim would be well-served to contact a reputed California auto product defect law firm. An experienced auto accident attorney who constantly deals with product liability cases will have the resources and access to experts, who will examine the vehicle thoroughly for any evidence of mechanical malfunction or product defects. In order to accomplish this, it is very important to preserve the vehicle in its crashed state, unaltered. Often times, mechanical malfunctions are triggered by inherent product defects in a vehicle. If a specific product is determined to be defective then the manufacturer of the vehicle or the manufacturer of that particular defective auto product can be held liable for the auto accident and resulting injuries.