A single-vehicle crash was reported to have taken place on Highway 17, near Lexington Reservoir in Santa Clara on Sunday, October 4th, 2020. The crash is estimated to occur around 8:46 p.m. Santa Clara County Fire Department led the rescue efforts. The vehicle veered off-road from the highway and fell 125 feet down a nearby hill.
Three people were found to be occupying the vehicle. Two of them managed to rescue themselves from the vehicle while another passenger was trapped inside by the time the rescue team arrived. It required nearly two hours to rescue this person. All of the passengers were injured – one with severe injuries, one with moderate injuries, and another with minor injuries. They were immediately transported to the nearest hospital for medical treatment.
Can Car Accident Rescue Efforts Cause You to Suffer Worse Injuries?
It is very possible for your injuries to be exacerbated due to mishaps during the rescue efforts. When this is the case, you should know that you cannot pursue a lawsuit against the rescue team who caused your injury to worsen. But, you can file a claim against the city or county they work for. You should not hesitate to do this, since your actions can help ensure that future rescue efforts are done with more concern for the victims involved in the incident. If you’d like to consult your case with us for free, call us at (877) 871-3265.
Source: CBS Los Angeles