Napa Head-On Auto Accident
I’m Ed Smith, a Napa personal injury lawyer. A recent head-on auto accident in Napa left one individual with moderate to major injuries.
According to Napa City Fire, the collision occurred on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, along Silverado Trail at approximately 9:25 a.m. Reports indicate that a Honda Accord and pickup truck had been driving in opposite directions along the highway just south of the intersection of Hagen Road when they collided with each other.
After the initial impact, the vehicles eventually came to a rest in the northbound lanes of Silverado Trail, with the Honda pushed up against an embankment on the side of the road and the pickup pressed against the Honda.
Firefighters told reporters that they believe one of the two vehicles veered out of its lane and crossed the center divide before colliding head-on with the other. Authorities are speculating that this may have happened because of a combination of a rain-slickened road and vehicle speed.
A woman who had been an occupant of the Honda was extricated by responders from her wrecked vehicle. After extrication, medical officials determined that she had sustained serious injuries and had her transported via ground ambulance to the Queen of the Valley hospital. Exactly how the woman was injured has not yet been reported.
Reports indicate that the driver of the pickup did not sustain any injuries during the crash. Additionally, no other people or vehicles have been reported as involved in this accident.
Traffic and Cleanup
Southbound lanes of Hagen Road and Silverado trail, as well as northbound lanes at Stonecrest Drive, were temporarily blocked while officers conducted a preliminary investigation and work crews removed debris from the roadway. Cleanup reportedly caused significant traffic backups on the major roadway.
Head-On Accidents in Napa
From 2006-2016, 516 head-on accidents in Napa County left individuals with traumatic injuries. 8 of these accidents involved a street pedestrian, 15 of them involved a cyclist, and 43 involved motorcycles. 219 (or about 42 percent) of these collisions occurred on highways operated by the state while the rest occurred on city or county roads.
These 516 auto accidents resulted in 18 fatalities across 15 accidents, 113 accidents involving serious injuries, 159 accidents involving visible moderate injuries, and 235 accidents involving non-visible injuries. In comparison with other types of accidents, head-on collisions have involved fatalities twice as often and severe injuries nearly three times as often.
Additionally, Napa head-on accidents have been caused by drivers under the influence of intoxicating substances around 75 percent more frequently than other types of accidents.
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