Whether a driver or a passenger, those traveling on the roadways accept to remain safe in their vehicle. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Even when a driver is being extra cautious, they cannot avoid a driver who is negligent. Whether they are speeding or distracted, a driver could collide with another vehicle. This could lead to injuries and damages or even more severe outcomes.
A recent collision in Scottsdale affected the San Francisco Giants’ minor league baseball team. According to preliminary reports, the team van was involved in a two-vehicle crash. The accident occurred when the team van was pulling out of the driveway of the hotel they were staying at. It is not clear at this time how it happened, but the van collided with a car shortly after they pulled out of the driveway.
Emergency crews responded to the crash. Initially, it was reported that three or four people affiliated with the team were hurt in the crash. A spokeswoman for the team later reported that six Giants minor league players were injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. No injures were reported in the other vehicle.
The accident is still under investigation, and no citations have been issued at this time. If a driver was negligent and caused the collision, they could be liable for the resulting injuries and damages. Those injured could file a personal injury claim against the driver at fault. This could result in compensation being awarded and could be used to cover expenses associated with the crash, such as medical bills, damages and lost wages.
Being involved in a serious car accident could affect the lives of the victims significantly. If their occupation depends on their health and physical movement, they could suffer damages due to lost wages or even the inability to return to work. Those affected in a crash should seek advice about filing a claim in order to protect their rights and interests while they determine what their best option is in the situation.
Source: FOX Sports, “Giants minor league players injured in car crash in Arizona,” Dec. 3, 2013