Five people were taken to the hospital early Monday after a Metro Bus and two other vehicles were involved in a Washington DC car accident. According to police, the traffic crash happened when one of the cars, a Camaro, ran a red light and struck the bus, which caused the commercial vehicle to hit a tree and a parked auto. The Washington DC injury accident occurred at 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Intersections are one of the most common places where a car accident is likely to occur. Drivers who run a red light, fail to stop at a stop sign, fail to yield the right of way, neglect to wait for a pedestrian to finish crossing the street, speed, text or talk on the cell phone are at risk of causing serious injuries to themselves or others. Poor road design and traffic sign defects are another common cause of traffic crashes at intersections.
Our Washington DC car accident lawyers are familiar with the high emotional, physical, and financial toll that becoming a victim of a traffic crash can cost the injured party and his/her family. Recovering from a catastrophic injury can take months or even years. Often, one’s own car insurance policy is not enough to cover the costs of medical bills, recovery expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other damages.
In Washington DC, you have three years from the time of injury (the Discovery Rule does apply) to file your Washington DC personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you begin exploring your legal options the earlier your Washington DC car accident lawyer can get started pursuing your financial recovery.
Car Runs Red Light, Hits Metro Bus in SE; 5 Hospitalized, NewsChannel8, July 5, 2010
15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, WTOP, July 5, 2010
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