Bond Road Intersection Site of Two-Vehicle Collision With Injuries
A two-vehicle collision in Elk Grove on July 28 resulted in two people being taken to a hospital for their injuries. The accident was reported at the intersection of Bond and Waterman roads shortly before 3:00 p.m. Officers with the Elk Grove Police Department responded to the accident scene, and one driver was placed under arrest for impaired driving. The intersection was closed down while the accident scene was investigated by authorities.
Causes of a Two-Vehicle Collision in an Intersection
Negligence is usually the cause of a two-vehicle collision that occurs at an intersection. The latest statistics state that more than half of all traffic accidents happen at intersections, which can involve motor vehicles, bicycle riders, motorcyclists, pedestrians and others. Some of the most common causes of an intersection two-vehicle collision include:
- Red light and stop sign runners are the most common cause of an intersection crash between two vehicles.
- Making an improper right turn can cause a two-vehicle collision. Generally, this happens when the driver turns, but the view to the left is blocked by other vehicles. Making an improper right turn is also a frequent cause of accidents that involve pedestrians or bicycle riders.
- Speeding is a common cause of accidents at intersections. In some cases, the driver cannot stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision at the light. In others, the driver cannot stop and runs the light, causing a T-bone accident.
- Making an illegal U-turn can cause a serious two-vehicle collision. This is because other motorists don’t expect someone to attempt a U-turn at intersections where it is illegal.
- Making a risky left turn can result in a head-on collision, sideswipe accident, or rear-end crash. Some drivers don’t want to wait for a turn light that just went red, so they continue going even though cars are entering the intersection from the other direction. In other cases, the driver attempts to change lanes during the turn, which sideswipes another car.
How a Two-Vehicle Intersection Is Investigated
An investigation is important in an accident case because the evidence is necessary to prove a client’s compensation claim against the at-fault party. Over the years, my law office has successfully handled many intersection accident claims and may be able to do the same for you. The following areas, among others, are checked by our investigators to gather evidence:
- The investigators go to the accident site right away to gather the evidence before it’s covered over once traffic is allowed to pass through again.
- The police report is reviewed for any errors because a client’s compensation claim may be adversely affected.
- Traffic surveillance cameras in the area are checked to see if any of them captured the two-vehicle collision as it occurred.
- Statements are taken from witnesses because they can corroborate how the collision happened.
- Forensic reconstruction details how the accident happened and can point toward which driver was negligent.
Once the evidence has been gathered, it is handed over to our injury attorneys. They use this evidence in building a strong case that supports our client’s compensation claim.
Elk Grove Car Accident Attorney
I am Ed Smith, an Elk Grove car accident lawyer. Negligent drivers cause many injuries in the Elk Grove area every year. If one caused your injury, you are welcome to call me for my free and friendly advice at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400. You can also reach us online.
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