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Five injured in freak accident at Monrovia car wash


In Monrovia recently, five people were injured in an auto accident at a car wash. The accident occurred when the driver of a Toyota Camry lost control of his vehicle as he was exiting the washing area. The Camry struck a parked car that was being vacuumed by its driver. The collision knocked a 10-year-old boy to the ground; he apparently sustained a head injury and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the first struck vehicle sustained a bloody nose.

After striking the first vehicle, the Camry plowed into another vehicle which was being dried. The owner of the second vehicle sustained an arm injury and was also taken to a local hospital. The Camry driver's nose was bloodied, and his 8-year-old female passenger complained of pain, but neither was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A car accident such as this one often results in personal injury claims. If any of the injured parties pursue such a claim, their attorney will look for evidence of negligence which will help prove liability at trial. This evidence will typically include statements of witnesses and photographs of the vehicle damage.

If liability is proven the victims can recover damages including compensation for lost income, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Medical evidence is typically offered by a physician who treated the injured party. The physician can offer expert opinion testimony as to the cause and nature of the injuries, the treatment rendered, and the likely prognosis, including whether the patient is likely to suffer any permanent effects from the injury.

Source: Nbclosangeles.com, "Camry crashes at Monrovia Car Wash, injuring five," Jason Kandel and Joe Studley, Feb. 13, 2015

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