Redding Injury Accident


Redding Injury Accident 

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding car accident lawyer. On Friday, February 3, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. a two-vehicle accident occurred in Redding, sending at least one passenger to the hospital.

What Happened?

The California Highway Patrol reported that a two-vehicle collision involving a red Ford Focus and a white Kia occurred near the intersection of Kimberly Road and Locus Road in Redding. The CHP reported this accident as a head-on collision with both vehicles suffering major front-end damage and requiring a tow-truck to remove them from the scene.

Were There Injuries?

Yes. According to law enforcement officials, one involved party suffered traumatic injuries in this collision and was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions aren’t as easy to avoid as some may think. Head-on collisions happen very quickly and are usually impossible to avoid. These types of collisions are frequently viewed as the most dangerous type of auto accident. Head-on collisions commonly occur due to the following reasons:

  • A driver trying to pass another vehicle in a ‘no passing’ zone
  • A driver operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • A driver getting behind the wheel of their vehicle on little to no sleep
  • The driver texting, applying makeup, or partaking in other distractions while behind the wheel.

Common Injuries Seen in Head-On Collisions

There are a wide variety of injuries a driver or passenger can suffer in an auto accident. The injuries received often depend on multiple factors including the speed the vehicle was traveling at the time of the accident, the safety features of the vehicle is equipped with, and person’s seating position and their size. Some commonly seen injuries in head-on collisions are:

When vehicles are traveling at a high-rate of speed, the risk for the accident turning into a fatality collision is much greater. Although head-on collisions only account for a small percentage of all vehicle accidents, they tend to be the cause of accidents with the worst injuries.

Redding Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding car accident lawyer. If you, or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in an auto accident as a result of someone’s negligent actions behind-the-wheel, call me today at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

I have been assisting residents from the Redding area with their personal injury and wrongful death cases for over 30 years.

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