Gene Autry Trail Accident: UPS Truck Accident With Car On Gene Autry Trail Leaves One Person With Serious Injuries
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (November 3, 2018) A UPS truck was involved in a car accident with a sedan around 9:30 a.m. on the Gene Autry Trail.
The UPS truck involved in the accident caught fire, but officials were able to put it out. Oil was leaking from one of the vehicles, so the cleanup took longer than normal.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the driver of the Mercury sedan received serious injuries and had to be transported to the hospital. A picture of the scene of the car accident shows the driver’s side of the sedan completely smashed in.
An investigation into the source of the accident remains ongoing at this point.
The Dangers Of The Gene Autry Trail
California and its various cities have a responsibility to create and maintain roads that are reasonably safe. A number of factors can end up making a road dangerous. One of the problems with the Gene Autry Trail is that strong winds will pick up and blow the sand on the road. This can seriously reduce visibility and create a greater likelihood of accidents. There are cleanup crews that are supposed to make sure the road is safe to drive on. If a city like Palm Springs is negligent in maintaining their roadways and this leads to an accident they may face civil liability in the event of a crash.
Likewise, if the driver of a commercial truck is negligent and causes an accident the company that they work for may face vicarious liability. Companies like UPS are responsible for the conduct of their employees as those drivers are performing their duties. Victims of a car accident involving a UPS truck may have the ability to receive compensation for their injuries including lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this car accident on the Gene Autry Trail. There have been a number of accidents on this stretch of road. The city of Palm Springs should look into measures that can be implemented to help make this road safer.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a car accident involving a UPS delivery truck you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can take steps to make sure that you are well taken care of and justly compensated. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.
Sam Benson Smith. UPS truck collides with car in Palm Springs. November 3, 2018.