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Antelope Driver Causes Head-On Collision 

Head-On Collision on Roseville Road Caused by Alleged Stolen Vehicle Driver

A driver in a stolen vehicle driving at high speed caused a head-on collision with injuries after crashing into a home in Antelope on October 24. The accident occurred along Roseville Road near the intersection of Whyte Road shortly after 9:00 a.m. A call had come into the Roseville Police Department about a vehicle that had been stolen. 

Speeding Vehicle Crashes Into Front of Other Car

A vehicle matching the description passed California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers at high speed a short time later. The officers attempted to overtake the vehicle. However, they discovered it had crashed head-on into another car when they rounded the corner at Roseville Road. 

Four People Hospitalized After Head-On Collision

Four people were hospitalized with major injuries in the crash, including a minor and the alleged stolen vehicle driver, a man described as being in his late 30s. The investigation into the accident is ongoing. No update has been provided on the condition of those who were hospitalized.

Potential Dangers of a Head-On Collision

When two vehicles are involved in a head-on crash, it is especially dangerous to the occupants inside. This is because the speed of both vehicles combines upon impact. This means if both vehicles are moving at 40 mph, the impact will be at 80 mph. Fatalities and severe injuries are common in these types of accidents. Some of the frequent causes of this type of accident are as follows:

  • Speeding can cause a driver to lose control and end up crashing into other vehicles.
  • Distracted driving, such as texting, takes the motorist’s eyes and attention off the roadway ahead, which can result in a head-on collision.
  • Fatigue can lead to a frontal collision because the driver may drift out of their lane or nod off to sleep.
  • Improper passing can lead to a head-on accident if the driver is reckless and there are oncoming vehicles.
  • Drunk driving is a common cause of a head-on crash when a motorist ends up on a highway going in the wrong direction.

Compensation Following an Injury Accident

These types of collisions often result in traumatic injuries, long hospitalization with resulting high medical bills and other losses. When a negligent driver was the cause of your injuries, you may want to consider filing a claim to recover compensation. Recoverable compensation in an accident caused by negligence includes:

  • Medical expenses that arose as a result of your accident injury can be recovered.
  • Wages lost from the inability to work, including benefits are recoverable. If the injured party took paid sick leave or vacation time, they can recover that amount too. If the person is self-employed, their earnings can be calculated using employer and tax records.
  • Pain and suffering, including your emotional and psychological trauma, are recoverable.

Antelope Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, and I’m an Antelope car accident and personal injury lawyer. You have the right to seek compensation if you have suffered injuries as a result of a negligent motorist. We are happy to provide you with free and friendly advice when you call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. Please feel free to contact us online as well.

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