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Davis Double Injury Accident

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November 28, 2017
Edward Smith


Davis Double Injury Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis car accident attorney. On Monday, November 20, 2017, a collision involving two vehicles occurred in Yolo County near Davis. Two individuals received injuries in the accident.

Accident Information

According to information provided by Officer Rodney Fitzhugh of the Davis area California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred at around 10:10 a.m. when a Mazda driven by Bryan Garcia, a 22-year-old Roseville resident, came upon severe traffic stopped in the northbound lane of County Road 102 close to the intersection of County Road 27.

Garcia reportedly swerved into the southbound lane in order to avoid colliding with the stopped traffic. After swerving into the southbound lane, Garcia collided head-on with an oncoming Ford.

Response and Injuries

CHP received calls indicating that individuals had been injured in the accident and immediately dispatched first responders to area. Upon arriving at the crash scene, responders found that the driver of the Ford, who was identified as 78-year-old Dunnigan resident Madalene Lane, had sustained traumatic injuries in the collision. Responders also found Garcia with moderate traumatic injuries.

Both injured parties were transported to nearby hospitals so that they could receive emergency medical care. The specific nature of the injuries that the drivers sustained was not reported by medical officials.


CHP is currently investigating this incident in order to determine what factors caused the collision. CHP has reported that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to have been factors in the accident. Factors that may have contributed to the accident include speeding, road rage, driver distraction, faulty vehicle parts, and more.

Call to Action

CHP has asked that anybody with information that might help investigators better understand the collision contact the Woodland CHP office using (530) 662-4685. CHP noted that any information would be helpful and appreciated.

Head-on Accidents

Head on accidents are some of the most dangerous collisions. This is largely due to the fact that the momentum of the vehicle is fully transferred into the impact, meaning that force is transferred into the vehicle directly.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), head-on collisions happen more often in rural areas such as the area this collision occurred in. Their data shows that head-on accidents are 13 percent of all fatal rural accidents whereas, in urban areas, head-on account for only 7 percent of fatal collisions.

Head-on Accident Injuries

Certain types of injuries are associated with frontal impact accidents. Injuries that often occur in cases of head-on collision include traumatic brain injuries, chest trauma, cervical sprains and spinal injuries, and more.

Additionally, the severity of head-on collisions is typically increased when vehicles are traveling at faster speeds. In fact, head-on crashes in which one or more vehicles are traveling at over 40 miles an hour almost always result in a catastrophic injury.

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Davis Car Accident Attorney

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