Napa Single-Vehicle Car Collision on Steele Canyon Road
I’m Ed Smith, a Napa accident lawyer. On Monday, July 10, 2017, one individual was hospitalized with major traumatic injuries after being involved in a single-vehicle car collision in unincorporated Napa County.
What Caused the Single-Vehicle Car Collision?
According to information reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the collision happened at about 5:45 a.m. CHP indicated that a 55-year-old female resident of Pacifica had been driving on Steele Canyon Road in a rural area outside of Napa when her vehicle traveled off of the roadway for unknown reasons. After driving off of the roadway, the vehicle collided head-on with a tree a short distance north of 9300 Steele Canyon Road.
Resulting Injuries and Response
After receiving reports indicating that someone had possibly been injured in an early morning collision, Napa area CHP dispatched emergency responders to the scene of the crash. Upon arrival at the scene, responders found that the woman had sustained major injuries. The woman was immediately taken to the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Vacaville by a helicopter ambulance.
CHP did not indicate that any other vehicles or persons were involved in this accident. Additionally, the exact nature of the woman’s injuries was not reported by medical officials.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that fatal head-on collisions happen more often in rural areas such as the site of this accident.
Head-on collisions present a very high risk of serious traumatic injuries and even death. Sometimes, occupants of a vehicle in a head-on crash will have time to brace their bodies for the coming impact. This can help the body to absorb shock and mitigate damage to critical areas. However, it is more often the case that head-on collisions happen suddenly and leave those involved with very little time to react.
Head-On Collision Injuries
Front end accidents can cause a wide range of injuries. Some of the more serious injuries associated with head-on impacts include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, fractured ribs, cardiac contusions, and damage to the lungs. Additionally, head-on accidents in which one or more involved vehicles are traveling at 40 miles per hour or more almost always leave vehicle occupants with catastrophic injuries.
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