Highway 120 Accident Leaves Two Seriously Injured

Highway 120 Accident Leaves Two Seriously Injured

Highway 120 Accident Leaves Two Seriously Injured — Recently, an auto accident off Highway 120 in Manteca caused serious injuries to two parties. The accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. where a Ford was stopped along the south shoulder of the highway. A Toyota was traveling westbound along the highway when the Ford driver reportedly turned into the Toyota. The impact of the collision propelled the Toyota into the garage of a nearby residence along Jack Tone Road. Authorities reported that the Toyota struck a boat on a trailer and pushed it into a parked car inside the garage. Medical personnel responding to the scene stated that two passengers of the Ford suffered bone fractures. So far, officials have not yet released updates regarding the conditions of those injured in the accident.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accidents can be life-changing events. The types of injuries suffered from these accidents can range from minor to life-threatening. Following are some of the common types of injuries resulting from a crash:

  • Bone Fractures: Breaking a bone in an auto accident can leave chronic pain or even permanent mobility issues in some cases. In an open fracture, the bone breaks through the skin which can increase the risk of a dangerous infection.
  • Chest Trauma: Blunt trauma to the chest can cause significant damage. This may include rib fractures that can penetrate the lungs resulting in ventilation restrictions or bruising of the heart (myocardial contusion).
  • Spinal Cord Injury: These are divided into the location of injury to the back. For instance, lumbosacral (low back, thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck). Spinal cord injuries may be incomplete and complete. In an incomplete injury, there is some mobility below the area of damage. Conversely, there is a lack of sensation below the location where the trauma occurred in a complete injury to the spinal cord.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This is considered one of the most serious injuries sustained in an auto accident since sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Many who have suffered a TBI are often unaware they suffer from this condition due to a delay in the onset of symptoms.

Passenger Injury Claims

Drivers are responsible for operating a motor vehicle in a way that is reasonably safe. When a driver breaches his or her duty of care and causes injuries to passengers or those riding in other cars, that motorist can be held liable for damages incurred. As in any case, driver negligence must be proven to recover losses such as costs of medical treatment, time lost from work, and other related expenses. Since the legal process can be difficult to navigate following an auto accident, consulting with an experienced attorney can help in protecting your best interests as an injured passenger.

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