Merced Auto Accident Injures Two — A woman crashed into a tree after attempting to flee from the scene of an auto accident in Merced on November 5, 2018. The collision occurred shortly after 5:00 in the afternoon at the intersection of Olive Avenue and McKee Road. A Honda was slowing for the northbound stop sign at the intersection when the driver was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The Honda driver pulled over to exchange information when the motorist in the truck reportedly drove away from the scene. The truck driver sped off to Silverado Avenue moments before striking a tree at the intersection of McKee Avenue. According to officials, the driver of the Honda suffered a neck injury while the woman in the truck sustained a facial injury. However, authorities said neither of the injuries sustained were believed to be life-threatening.
Neck Injuries and Car Accidents
Any type of car accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. One of the most common injuries from such accidents are those involving trauma to the neck. A neck injury can range from cervical sprains and strains to disc injuries and spinal cord damage. Some common symptoms of a neck injury include sharp pain, headaches, soreness, numbness, nausea, tiredness or difficulty sleeping, and pain or problems with movement. Even if a car accident may not seem severe at the time, it is essential to watch for any of the symptoms previously discussed and seek medical attention promptly.