The Caldecott Tunnel out in the east bay was the site of a bevy of motor vehicle accidents that left numerous people injured. The accident happened around 11 a.m. when a vehicle blew out a tire. It stopped in the right lane of the tunnel and put on its emergency flashers. After this occurred, numerous vehicles crashed into one another as they tried to avoid the stopped vehicle.
According to the source article, seven vehicles were involved in multiple wrecks in the wake of the vehicle stopping in the right lane. Additionally, two people suffered injuries in the crashes and required hospitalization. However, their conditions were not made clear and it is unknown what the extent of their injuries was.
Accidents like this — that involve numerous vehicles and multiple different collisions — are inherently complicated. Liability is often shared in these cases, and the car insurance companies involved often get entangled in disputes or have difficult communicating clear with all the parties that are involved.
And then there are the injuries that people can suffer in these accidents. With so many vehicles involved and a lot of “pinning” happening, victims of multi-car and multi-collision accidents can suffer permanent injuries. Their harm, and the medical bills that come with them, can cause immense pain and suffering.
Given all of the complexities and factors involved in these cases, it behooves victims of these accidents to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Source: East Bay Times, “Two injured in 7-vehicle collision in Caldecott Tunnel,” Harry Harris, March 26, 2018