Two Teens Seriously Injured in Fiery Car Crash on Interstate 80 in Truckee
Truckee, CA (September 4, 2020) – Thursday night, a 14-year-old driver and his 15-year-old passenger sustained severe injuries in a fiery car crash on Interstate 80 near Donner Pass Road.
The incident happened on Thursday, September 3.
The CHP said the 14-year-old was driving a 2017 Maserati eastbound on Interstate 80 near Donner Pass Road when he lost control of the car. The teen was reportedly driving over 100 mph.
“The vehicle then slammed into the guardrail south of the highway. The guardrail went through the right-front passenger door, and the car “rapidly caught on fire,” CHP added.
The two occupants escape the burning car but sustained severe burns and airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. The 15-year-old passenger also suffered internal injuries.
Moreover, alcohol and drugs are not considered a factor in the accident.
No other information is provided immediately. Further investigation is ongoing.
Crash rates in California continue to increase, rather than decrease, despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will be involved in an injury accident during their life. Though we don’t want this to happen, it is still vital to know when to proceed if you or a family member is involved in a similar car accident.
It is also recommended to use a ride share app if you can’t safely operate a vehicle to avoid this kind of accident.
What to do after an Auto Accident
The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you are involved in a similar car accident and suffered injuries from the incident, call our offices immediately at (800) 674-7852 so we can start your compensation claim, while you focus on your recovery and wellness. The aftermath of an accident can be traumatic and may change the lives of those involved for a long time. That is why having a personal injury lawyer is vital to fight on your behalf and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our firm offers a free consultation and gives you options on how to proceed. Don’t worry, we do not ask for any silly “retainer,” or holding fees. Definitely no dime unless we settle your case.