Thousand Oaks: 11 Injured in Van Crash on Highway 101
Posted on Aug 08, 2014
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11 people were injured in a van crash on Highway 101 in Thousand Oaks, reported the Ventura County Star. While traveling northbound, the passenger van blew a tire near Lynn Road, crashed into the center divider, and then struck a semi truck, the impact knocking the van onto its side. Out of the 16 passengers in the van, 11 suffered injuries, 5 moderate and 6 minor. Emergency responders transported them to area hospitals. The accident is under investigation.
In 2011, the most current year for which California Office of Traffic Safety crash data are available, 527 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in Thousand Oaks. The OTS ranked Thousand Oaks 32nd out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal 15-passenger van crashes increased nearly 20 percent from 2006 to 2007. When overloaded with passengers, these vans are especially prone to rollover crashes.
After an accident resulting in injuries, the victims may file personal injury claims against the at-fault party in order to be compensated for recovery-related expenses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the 11 people who were injured in this van crash.