Yuba City Injury Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City car accident lawyer. On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at approximately 2:15 p.m. an auto accident was reported to local law enforcement in Yuba City.
When first responders arrived on the scene at the intersection of Wilson Road and Highway 99, they discovered that a black Mercedes SUV and a gray Chevrolet Traverse had been involved in a broadside collision. An initial report alleged that the Chevrolet ran through the red light located on the northbound side of Highway 99 and broadsided the Mercedes.
Paramedics responded to the scene of the collision and transported at least two injured parties to an area hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The impact from the collision also caused unknown injuries to other unidentified parties. At this time it is not known if distracted driving or drugs and alcohol were a factor in the collision. Authorities are still investigating the accident.
Broadside Collision Information
If you’re involved in a rear or front-end accident, depending on the type of vehicle you’re in, there are several feet of steel protecting the driver and passengers. In broadside collisions, the only protections the occupants in the vehicle have are the door and window. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have conducted studies that show, broadsided collisions account for approximately 25% of vehicle occupant deaths, between 8,100 and 9,100 fatalities a year.
Common Causes for Broadside Collisions
Many parties who have been victims of broadside accidents say they never saw the other vehicle coming. These accidents happen quickly and with little to no warning. Here are some common causes for broadside collisions:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Running a red light
- Fatigued Driving
- Unsafe left turn in front of oncoming traffic
- Reckless Driving.
Common Injuries Associated With Broadside Collisions
As you can see from the information from IIHS above, broadside collisions can often be fatal. However, when involved parties do survive there are some common injuries associated with broadside collisions:
It is very important to seek medical attention immediately following a car accident. Even if you think you suffered only minor injuries – it is best to be examined by a physician right way so that you know for sure the complete scope of your injuries.
Yuba City Car Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City car accident lawyer. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident due to the negligent actions of another party, call me at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.
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