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ENSENADA: Magda Angel Injured In Car Accident At Baja 1000 Off-Road Race


Nov 24, 2018

Magda Angel Accident: Top Model For Monster Energy Magda Angel Critically Injured In Car Accident At Baja 1000 Race In Ensenada

 ENSENADA, MEXICO (November 23, 2018) A model for Monster Energy Drinks was critically injured in a car accident shortly after the Start of the Baja 1000 off-road race in Baja California.

Authorities are saying that the car accident happened shortly after the start of the race by the starting line. A man who goes by the name “Monster Mike” said he was by the starting line and witnessed the crash.

Monster Mike said safety has been a big concern at these events because of the lack of race officials and safety marshalls. Magda Angel was seriously injured when she was hit and thrown by the tire of a truck.

She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken eye socket and number bone fractures. Score International, the race organizer, said that the accident took place in a fenced off area. Authorities are saying that she was transported to the UC  San Diego Medical Center in order to receive treatment.

An investigation into the Baja 1000 car accident that injured Magda Angel remains ongoing at this time. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the victim.

Liability In Car Accidents At Races

There are a number of entities that could face civil liability for the tragic car accident that injured Magda Angel. Generally speaking, race tracks carry liability insurance in case a spectator, participant or staff member is injured. Workers that are injured on the job may have the ability to file a workers compensation claim in order to be compensated for damages. But these policies are often deficient when a worker like a model is seriously injured. A third party claim may be possible if an entity separate from a worker’s employer was responsible for the accident.

A third-party at a race track may include a driver. Drivers are supposed to exercise caution and may face liability if they cause an accident. A race sponsor may be liable as well if safety conditions on the track contributed to an accident. The Baja 1000 lacks a number of safety measures that are present in other races. Moreover, the service company responsible for taking care of a race car may face liability if an accident was caused by a malfunction with the car. A number of accidents occur when race cars spill oil or have issues with the throttle. Any person that is injured in a car accident at a race track may have the ability to file a personal injury claim for damages.

Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Magda Angel as she continues to recover. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help her recover. What happened at the Baja 1000 was completely tragic and very well may have been preventable. It is our sincere hope that sponsors will take safety at these events far more seriously. There needs to be the same level of safety protocols put in place that are standard at other race events. We encourage anyone that may have knowledge about what happened to come forward and speak with police.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident at the Baja 1000 you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you in any way that we can. We take pride in getting extraordinary results for our clients including a $2.65 million brain injury settlement, a $3.8 million brain injury settlement and a $5 million brain injury settlement. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. Call us today for a risk free consultation about your case (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. SHARON CHEN. Monster Energy model seriously injured in accident at Baja 1000. November 21, 2018
  2. Go Fund Me. Magda Angel’s Recovery Fund. 2018
  3. Sovereign Risk Solutions. Racing and Track Liability. 2018

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