Injuries Occur in Grass Valley Head-On Crash

Head-On Accident on SR 20 Blocks Roadway 

A head-on crash in Grass Valley caused moderate injuries on June 8. The accident happened along State Route 20 just west of Casci Road around 2:27 in the afternoon. A Nissan Frontier and Chevy Trailblazer were involved, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and blocked both lanes. 

Two People Transported to Sutter Roseville With Moderate Injuries

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Two people were transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for medical treatment. An investigation is underway by the CHP to determine which driver was responsible for the accident and how it occurred.

What Are Moderate Injuries in a Head-On Crash?

Moderate injuries in a head-on crash or other type of collision are those that are not life-threatening and are temporary. However, it often causes a loss of consciousness and injury to a bodily member or organ and requires anesthesia to repair the trauma, such as a dislocation or bone fracture

Causes of a Head-On Crash

A head-on crash is one of the most dangerous types of accidents because the vehicles’ speeds combine upon impact. If both vehicles are going at highway speeds such as 65 mph, their combined speed upon impact would be 130 mph. Serious injuries and fatalities are common in a head-on crash. Some of the ways they occur include:

  • Improper passing: Passing on a two-lane highway while on a hill or the view ahead is obstructed is a common cause of a head-on crash.
  • Drunk driving: Drunk drivers have trouble staying in their own lane, and crossing into an opposing one is a common cause of a head-on accident. In addition, because the driver is impaired, they often enter highway exit ramps going in the wrong direction, which places them in the fast lane in front of oncoming traffic.
  • Distracted driving: Distracted drivers are a leading cause of all types of accidents. By looking at a screen while texting or sending a message, the driver doesn’t realize how far the vehicle is traveling in the meantime.
  • Speeding: Speeding around a curve on a highway can cause the driver to cross over the line, resulting in a head-on crash.
  • Fatigued driving: A driver who is too tired to concentrate on the task at hand can end up dozing off and becoming involved in a frontal collision with another motorist.

Determine Negligence to Support a Client’s Injury Claim

Determining negligence is an important part of placing a claim to recover compensation. Without the evidence to support a client’s claim, it’s going nowhere. Our law office investigators are good at what they do. They head out right away to recover the evidence, so our clients can obtain injury compensation that includes the cost of their medical expenses and lost wages as well as get reimbursed for their pain and suffering. 

Grass Valley Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Grass Valley car accident lawyer. Head-ons are among the most serious types of traffic collisions and often cause severe injuries. If you would like to know if you can file a claim to recover compensation from the negligent driver who caused your injuries, contact us for free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. If you prefer, you can contact us online. We can arrange a free consultation to go over your case and let you know about opportunities to collect damages to cover your medical and other losses. 

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