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Maison Law

Fresno County, CA. – According to KSEE, on the afternoon of Sunday, March 31, 2024, a van carrying nine individuals overturned down an embankment near Sequoia Lake.

Around 2 PM, Cal Fire received a call regarding a vehicle overturned on its side along Highway 180 near Sequoia Lake Drive approximately 75 feet down the embankment. At the crash site they found a passenger van with nine occupants overturned, three of whom managed to climb up the embankment unassisted. For those still trapped, rescue crews utilized a rope system to safely extract them from the precarious situation.

Cal Fire confirmed that seven of the victims sustained minor injuries, while two others suffered moderate injuries. One teenager required airlifting to a local hospital, while another victim was transported by ground ambulance. The occupants of the van ranged in age from approximately 14 years old to their mid-40s, as per officials.

Investigations into the circumstances leading to the van’s overturning are ongoing.

Liability in Solo-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a solo-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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