California Teen Killed in Collision with Distracted Highway Officer

A 15-year-old California boy was killed in early June when a Highway Patrol officer struck a stopped vehicle.

The boy was a passenger in a vehicle which was stopped in a construction zone along Interstate 5. According to authorities, the CHP officer was looking at the computer of a mobile road enforcement truck, and failed to notice the stalled traffic in time to stop.

The officer rear-ended a vehicle in front of him, which struck two other stopped vehicles. Two other teenagers also sustained injuries in the crash, and were transported to an area medical center to be treated. The incident is currently under investigation by CHP offices.

Unfortunately, auto accidents are all too common in the state of California, which has some of the most congested motorways in the country.

Auto Accidents and Personal Injury

When auto accidents occur, there is always the chance for injury. Though many accidents will result in only minor cuts or bruises, some incidents can be far more severe, with victims experiencing severe personal injury or disability.

Regardless of the circumstances, the most important thing in any auto accident situation is to first seek the help of a qualified medical professional, who can diagnose any personal injury and recommend a pathway towards recuperation and recovery.

However, it is often that recovery that proves challenging for personal injury victims, especially for those requiring ongoing medical treatment or other rehabilitation. Between lost wages and mounting medical costs, the financial burden can grow heavy for many dealing with serious injuries.

Filing a personal injury claim is one way to help recover compensation or other damages to which you may be entitled.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, it is in your best interest to contact a qualified personal injury attorney, in order to ensure that your rights as a victim are protected under law.

Finding a Personal Injury Attorney

In Los Angeles and the surrounding areas in Southern California, the dedicated attorneys at Fox & Fox Law Corp. assist victims of personal injury in receiving the justice they deserve. From assisting in finding the medical professionals you need, to conducting thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding your claim, our attorneys are committed to putting our clients first. Let us work with you to build a strong, convincing case that yields the results you both need and deserve.

Our personal injury specialists are standing by today, prepared to assist you and your loved ones on the road to recovery. To schedule a free preliminary consultation to assess your case, contact our attorneys at Fox & Fox Law Corp. at (818) 986-4494.