Attempted U-Turn Results In Flames
On Monday morning, June 1, 2015, a busy commuter road was brought to a halt when a traffic collision resulted in both vehicles going up in flames. The California Highway Patrol was informed about the accident at approximately 7:15 a.m., when multiple witnesses called in about the crash. The accident happened when a black 1967 Camaro, driven by a 41-year-old Hollister resident, allegedly attempted to make a U-turn on Highway 25 near the San Benito and Santa Clara County lines. The attempted U-turn place the 1967 Camaro in front of a 1994 Acura Legend, causing the two cars to collide and burst into flames.
Due to the danger of the flaming vehicles, the California Highway Patrol was forced to shut down both directions of the Highway 25. Though fortunately there were no fatalities, the driver of the 1967 Camaro sustained moderate injuries and had to be airlifted to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the 1994 Acura Legend only sustained minor injuries, though he too was transported to the hospital.
As it stands both drivers have lost their vehicles to the fire and have likely accrued medical bills in regards to the treatment they received for their injuries. Nevertheless, though no blame has been assigned as of yet, if the Camaro made the U-turn in a negligent manner, failing to give right of way to oncoming traffic, the driver of the Acura Legend may be able to recover for his losses.
Sharona Eslamboly Hakim, Esq. is a successful personal injury attorney and the principal of the Law Offices of Eslamboly Hakim firm in Beverly Hills, California.