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Menlo Park, CA – Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on CA-84 near University Ave

February 11, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Menlo Park, CA (February 11, 2023) – Approximately six vehicles collided on a highway in Menlo Park on Friday morning, leaving multiple people injured.

The California Highway Patrol was sent to the site of a multi-vehicle collision in San Mateo County at around 6:50 a.m. on February 10.

Investigative reports show that a black Dodge Durango, a red Hyundai, a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, a tan sedan, and at least two other vehicles collided on California State Route 84 near the off-ramp for University Avenue. The crash caused the tan sedan to spin out and strike the center divider.

One person suffered a seizure at the scene. Multiple victims were provided medical treatment by responding paramedics. Those who required further care were transported to local hospitals.

Investigators are currently working to determine what caused the crash.

Car Accidents in California

Menlo Park, CA – Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on CA-84 near University AveCar accidents take place far too often in California. Every year, thousands of people are killed, and tens of thousands of people are hospitalized with injuries that require medical attention. In many cases, people end up suffering debilitating injuries due to crashes that are caused by negligent and reckless drivers.

Leading factors in car crashes across our state include:

  • Drivers who are impaired by alcohol.
  • Divers who are under the influence of either illegal or prescription drugs.
  • Drivers who are too tired to operate their vehicles.
  • Drivers who are operating their vehicles at too high of a speed.
  • Drivers who are distracted due to using their phones.
  • Drivers who fail to yield. Other acts of inattention.

If you have been hurt in a car crash that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another driver, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against them. A Menlo Park car accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for all of the losses and damages that you face.

There are various types of damages that you can recover following an accident. Two of the main types of accident damages include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that have an actual dollar amount. These include the expenses that you face related to medical bills, vehicle repairs, and even lost wages. Noneconomic damages include things like emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to seek punitive damages as well.

Having a knowledgeable legal team in your corner can make a significant difference when it comes to your ability to recover the maximum compensation possible for your lawsuit.

Our Menlo Park personal injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm are passionate about fighting for our clients and advocating on their behalf to achieve justice. Through understanding the complex nature of accident cases as well as years of litigation experience, we strive to secure the best possible outcome for each individual client. If you have been injured as a result of a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for a free consultation by calling 800-358-1884 to get started.

Note: When composing these accident news reports, we consult independent sources. In addition to local and state police records, regional news outlets, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious and fatal accidents that occur in California, these sources also include local and state police reports. All of the details pertaining to this exact accident have not been independently verified by us. Please contact Wilshire Law Firm straight away if you see any information that needs to be corrected so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. On request, the post will be taken down.

Disclaimer: Accidents happen in the blink of an eye. Always be cautious when driving on California roads and highways. Maintain a safe distance and reduce your speed to avoid being involved in an accident. This is not a solicitation for business. This post does not contain any information that should be misconstrued as either legal or medical advice. In the event of an accident, get medical help as quickly as you can.  The image used in this post was not taken at the location of this accident.