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Chula Vista, CA – Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Serious Injuries on I-5

Chula Vista, CA (August 26, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, August 24, a multi-vehicle crash was reported in Chula Vista that left at least one person seriously injured.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 6 a.m. on southbound I-5 near E Street, when dispatch received a call requesting help for a vehicle rescue. The accident happened when a Honda CRV got rear-ended by another car, which led to a chain reaction of subsequent collisions with at least four other cars. The force of the impact was so great that it caused at least one of the vehicles to roll over and land on its roof.

The accident caused major disruptions in the area. Traffic was diverted while crews, which included the firefighters, paramedics, and police, helped people from their cars, tended to injuries, and cleaned up the wreckage. The accident caused the area to be shut down for a few hours. Officials report that at least one individual sustained severe injuries and is receiving further treatment at a local hospital.

The authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the collision.

Details concerning the extent of the injuries of the parties involved have not been released at this time.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.

Car Accidents in California

After a car accident, you may be wondering what you are supposed to do, if you’ve never been in an accident before. Here is a list of a few of the important first steps to take after an accident. This list is only if you are physically well enough after an accident and can safely take these steps.

  1. If physically able, document information while at the scene about the accident (i.e. make, model, color, license plate number of the vehicles involved)
  2. Call the police as soon as possible, so they can record the accident and investigate
  3. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses (this information can be given to the police when they arrive)
  4. Seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries are not noticeable right away, so it is important to be checked out by a medical professional to determine if you may need further treatments.
  5. Report the accident to your own insurance company
  6. Contact a car accident attorney

A car accident can cause significant interruptions to your normal life, including new financial worries, resulting from medical expenses to vehicle repairs or replacement, and many other new expenses. Especially if you’re injured in the accident, you may be worried about who will pay for your medical care, expenses, and lost wages if you can’t work for a period of time. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those who caused the accident.

The days after a car accident can feel overwhelming. A trusted car accident lawyer can help you move past these feelings and help you regain control, by helping you file a claim against the party at fault. There are many types of claims available to attorneys to receive compensation on your behalf for your injuries and suffering. Some of the possible claims include negligence or liability claims against those at-fault, personal injury protection or med pay claims, uninsured or underinsured motorist claims, or even product liability claims. An experienced attorney will help choose the best options for the circumstances of your case that will help you receive the most compensation.

If you or a family member were in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away. Contact a Chula Vista car accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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