8 Injured in Antelope Valley Van Collision
The driver of an Audi ran a stop sign and violently collided with a minivan
The importance of respecting traffic laws is key to avoiding serious accidents. However, not all drivers abide by traffic regulations, which often leads to car crashes. That is what happened to a group of eight people who suffered the negligence of another driver. The van collision, which took place at the end of September, resulted in multiple injuries.
The events occurred in Antelope Valley, California, around 3:01 p.m. at 170th West St. and Highway 138. A black Audi brutally struck a white van, injuring nearly all the vehicle’s passengers. According to police, the driver of the Audi failed to respect a stop sign, which gave way to the subsequent minivan collision.
Despite the tremendous impact, no fatalities occurred.
However, seven people had to be hospitalized. While two passengers suffered minor injuries, four people were seriously injured and one is in critical condition. The driver of the Audi was also taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The California Highway Patrol closed the intersection for multiple hours to investigate the incident.
Running Traffic Signs Due to Distraction is Becoming More Frequent
California’s law on stop signs is clear. According to Vehicle Code 22450 CVC, “the driver of any vehicle approaching a stop sign at the entrance to, or within, an intersection shall stop at a limit line.”
The truth is that there are not many cases of drivers running stop signs on purpose. In fact, in the case of the van collision, there is no sign of recklessness. As the Federal Communications Commission points out, there is one main cause of these accidents: distractions.
Cell phone use, talking while driving, or eating can be among the reasons for these incidents. The numbers of fatalities are devastating. According to the NHTSA, distracted driving took about 3,142 lives in 2020. The statistics show a progressive increase over the years, with a 10% increase in 2019 over the previous year.
In addition to the potential risk of injury to your health, the financial penalties for these violations range from $200 to $300, plus whatever it costs to prosecute. However, you could also be penalized by having points taken off your driver’s license or attending traffic school on an occasional basis.
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It is a fact. Traffic accidents are happening more and more frequently. Vehicle or van collisions are now common events. That is why having a professional on hand who can help you report such a shocking event is of vital importance. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of an automobile crash caused by the negligence of another driver, do not hesitate to contact our team.
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