Six people were injured in a San Francisco car accident involving two passenger cars and a UC San Francisco shuttle bus. According to a news report in The San Francisco Examiner, the car accident occurred the morning of December 16, 2010 at the intersection of Potrero Avenue and 22nd Street in San Francisco. Police say that a car rear-ended another car, which was then forced into the back of the UC San Francisco shuttle bus. The drivers of both cars were hospitalized and four passengers on the shuttle bus sustained minor injuries. Police do not believe that alcohol or speeding played a role in this car accident.
My thoughts and prayers are with the many victims of this San Francisco car accident. I wish them all a speedy and complete recovery.
San Francisco Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 35 people were killed and 3,577 were injured in San Francisco car accidents.
What Caused This Injury Collision?
Police are still investigating why this injury car accident occurred. In this rear-end collision, investigators will no doubt have to determine if the driver who started the chain reaction was driving distracted. California Vehicle Code Section 21703 states: “The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon, and the condition of, the roadway.” California Vehicle Code Section 21704 also states that the driver “shall keep the vehicle he is driving at a distance of not less than 300 feet to the rear of any other motor vehicle subject to such speed restriction which is preceding it.”
In such cases, the at-fault driver could be held financially responsible for injuries and damages caused. Injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, hospitalization, physical therapy and other related damages. They would also be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.
In cases that involve multiple vehicles and victims, it is important that victims not talk to insurance adjusters or attorneys for other parties before they have talked to their own injury lawyer. It is also important to refrain from signing agreements or rushing into settlements. 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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