Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Hospitalized After Accident With Big Rig Truck In Stanton
STANTON, CALIFORNIA (November 7, 2018) A Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in an accident with a big rig truck by the intersection of Katella Avenue and Beach Boulevard.
Stanton police are saying that the accident took place around 11:50 p.m. The big rig truck involved was not hauling a trailer when the crash occurred.
A picture of the police car involved showed major damage to the front of the car. The police officer involved in the crash was transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
There was damage to the side of the big rig. An investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents Involving Emergency Vehicles
Driver’s have a responsibility to yield the right of way to “authorized emergency vehicles” that are responding to an accident. According to the California Vehicle Code, an authorized emergency vehicle is defined as “Any publicly owned and operated ambulance, lifeguard, or lifesaving equipment or any privately owned or operated ambulance licensed by the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol to operate in response to emergency calls.” Police officers and other emergency responders have a duty to put their lights and sirens on when they are responding to an emergency. Drivers that fail to yield the right of way to emergency vehicles and cause an accident may face civil liability in the event of a crash. A victim of such of accident may have the to file a claim for damages in order to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
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