The California Highway Patrol provided details of an early morning crash with injuries on Thursday, July 30. The accident occurred at about 1 a.m. on northbound Highway 99, just north of Briggsmore Avenue, according to a Modesto Fire Department spokesperson.
Vehicle Strikes Center Divide
A 19-year-old female from Sacramento was driving a 1992 Toyota Celica when she allegedly lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The Celica then hit the center divide and rolled over several times.
The motorist was not wearing a seatbelt, and she was ejected from the vehicle. Two passengers, an 18-year-old Sacramento female and a 16-year-old Sacramento female, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the Modesto Bee.
All Occupants Injured
The passengers suffered injuries classified as minor to moderate in nature, while the driver reportedly sustained a severe leg injury. Emergency personnel transported the motorist to Doctors Medical Center. Both passengers also required transport to the hospital for treatment.
A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol reports that investigators have not yet determined whether or not speed or impaired driving were factors in the accident.
Although this accident is the subject of an ongoing investigation, victims of California traffic accidents may have recourse in the state’s civil courts. It is often possible to seek monetary damages for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
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