Two Parties Suffer Major Injuries in Modesto Head-On Collision
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. Two motor vehicles were involved in a head-on collision west of Modesto on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The crash, unfortunately, caused two parties to suffer traumatic injuries.
We hope and pray for a swift and full recovery for the two parties that sustained significant harm in this tragic accident.
A black Honda Del Sol coupe was traveling southbound along Paradise Road in the vicinity of California Avenue at approximately 2:30 pm. At the same time, a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser sedan was traveling northbound along Paradise Avenue. For unknown reasons, the Honda veered into the northbound lane of travel and collided head-on with the Chrysler. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to sustain serious body damage.
Nature of Injuries
Emergency crews were called to the area of the auto accident. The drivers of both involved vehicles were unable to exit their vehicle on their own due to the extensive amount of damage sustained. Firefighters were able to safely extricate both motorists and conduct an injury evaluation on each party. Both parties suffered major injuries and were transported to area hospitals for injury treatment. One of the parties had to be airlifted due to the severere nature of their injuries.
Auto Accident Under Investigation
The cause of the auto accident remains unknown. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is conducting an investigation. A Traffic Collision Report is usually processed within two weeks from the date of the accident. Sometimes the report is in error pertaining to fault for a crash. Having a Modesto car accident lawyer on your side performing an independent investigation is helpful in recovering compensation for losses against the at fault driver.
Types of Injuries from Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most severe type of auto accident. Although these collisions only comprise two percent of all traffic accidents, they are responsible for ten percent of all crash fatalities. The reason why these accidents are so catastrophic is due to the speed traveled by each vehicle, thus, doubling the force of impact. Motorists and front-seat passengers are susceptible to suffering life-threatening injuries since they are seated near the point of impact. Some of the injuries sustained from head-on collisions include the following:
The above list is only a fraction of the types of injuries accident victims suffer in auto accidents involving head-on impact. If an accident has caused you or a family member to sustain serious injuries, you do not have to endure this traumatizing experience alone. Hiring an experienced Modesto personal injury lawyer is pivotal in protecting your rights in an auto accident and obtaining compensation for your damages.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident lawyer. Of all types of motor vehicle accidents, head-on collisions are considered to be the most catastrophic in nature. If a motor vehicle accident has caused you or a loved one to suffer injuries, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. Or, call at (800) 404-5400.
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