Power Pole Knocked Down in Base Line Road Two-Vehicle Crash
A two-vehicle crash near Roseville resulted in injuries to one person on October 4. The collision was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as occurring around 9:12 a.m. along Base Line Road just east of Country Acres Lane west of Roseville between a Ford pickup and a Mini Cooper. When the two vehicles crashed together, the Mini Cooper struck a pole, which came down and started sparking, causing a grass fire.
Mini Cooper Left in Place Due to Danger From Downed Power Pole
The Mini Cooper that struck the pole was left where it crashed, while work crews replaced the power pole. One person reportedly suffered minor injuries in the two-vehicle crash. The incident is being investigated by the CHP to determine fault and how the crash occurred. No data was released on injuries in the two-vehicle crash.
Two-Vehicle Crash Injuries
Although some people don’t expect to be seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash, it is untrue. The type and extent of injuries can depend on the collision itself and where the vehicles collide. The most dangerous types of two-vehicle collisions are those that occur in head-on and broadside accidents.
A head-on collision often results in severe trauma or fatalities because the speed of both vehicles is combined upon impact. In a T-bone or broadside crash, the sides of vehicles are weaker than the front and rear, so trauma can be increased, even with the presence of side airbags. Injuries that can occur in any two-vehicle crash include:
- Bone fractures: Normally, a broken bone heals in around six weeks, plus the time for rehabilitation. However, compound fractures and others can require surgical repair, and in some cases, traction or pins/plates to hold the bones in place. These can take much longer to heal, especially if the pelvis or wrist are involved.
- Traumatic brain injuries: A TBI can occur if the individual in the vehicle strikes against metal in the car, the window, steering wheel or dash. Trauma may range from a concussion to brain hemorrhage or an even more serious condition that can cause permanent disability.
- Back injuries: Back injuries can include disc problems, pinched nerves and torn ligaments or muscles. Some of these injuries may require surgical repair. Others may cause persistent pain.
- Spinal cord damage: Damage to the spinal cord itself can cause permanent or temporary paralysis. Whether it happens from the waist down or neck depends on where the damage occurred. These types of injuries are devastating, and the patient may require around-the-clock care and continued medical treatment.
- Disfigurement and scarring: Unsightly scars or disfigurement can permanently change an injured party’s life. From embarrassment to difficulties conducting a normal life due to physical changes, some of these injuries may be improved with the use of cosmetic surgery. However, most insurance companies will not cover it.
Receiving Compensation in a Two-Vehicle Crash
When a negligent driver caused your accident injuries, you may want to find out about recovering compensation. This can cover all of your medical expenses now and into the future if necessary, the wages you lost from being unable to work and reimburse you for your pain and suffering.
Roseville Car Accident Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Roseville car accident lawyer. When negligence by another person caused your accident injuries, you are welcome to call us for information on whether you can file a claim for compensation. We can be reached for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can reach us online also.
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