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California highway crash kills 1, injures 3

On Nov. 27, one person was killed in a car accident that occurred on a California highway. The accident reportedly occurred at about 12:30 a.m. on Interstate Highway 580 at 98th Avenue near Oakland.

At the scene, authorities with the California Highway Patrol found a 1997 Toyota Corolla that had landed in the embankment located between the highway's westbound lanes and the highway on ramp. It appeared that the driver had lost control of the vehicle, causing it to run off the road. It struck a curb before becoming airborne and striking two trees. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop in the embankment. Authorities did not believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time the crash occurred.

Two individuals were reportedly trapped in the front driver and passenger seats. Two others had been ejected from the vehicle and were found on the left shoulder of the on ramp. The driver and the two individuals who had been ejected were transported to the hospital with injuries that ranged from minor to critical. The person found in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene.

Auto accidents can result in serious injuries, and victims often face lengthy recovery periods during which they incur high medical bills and lose wages when they are unable to return to work. Those who have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver may want to meet with a personal injury attorney to determine how best to seek compensation for the damages that have been sustained.

Source: ABC 7 News, "1 DEAD, 3 INJURED IN SINGLE CAR CRASH ON I-580 IN OAKLAND", Nov. 27, 2015

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