Walerga Road Accident Reported Involving Two Vehicles
A two-vehicle crash in Antelope on January 9 resulted in minor injuries in what appears to have been a rear-end collision. The accident happened along Walerga Road just south of N Loop Boulevard around 10:26 a.m. It involved a Chevy Avalanche and Toyota Camry.
Both Damaged Vehicles Towed From Scene
Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, and the Toyota exhibited major rear-end damage. Injuries in the accident were determined to be minor. An investigation is being conducted by the CHP to determine how the collision occurred and to place fault.
Causes of a Rear-End Collision
There are many reasons a rear-end collision happens. Following are some examples:
- Tailgating: When a motorist follows too closely behind another vehicle, it increases the chance of a rear-end collision occurring if the lead motorist suddenly stops or slows down.
- Distracted driving: Drivers who text, talk on the phone, eat, drink or do anything else that takes their attention away from the road increase their risk of being involved in a rear-end collision.
- Speeding: Driving too fast reduces a driver’s ability to react quickly enough to an unexpected scenario and can cause them to collide into the back of another vehicle.
- Poor road conditions: Potholes, lane closures or other road issues can lead to sudden stops and put drivers at risk of a rear-end collision if they don’t have enough time to react. A claim may be placed against the government entity responsible for maintenance if an injury occurs due to poor road conditions. Because the time limit to file is six months, getting help from an injury lawyer may be a good move.
- Mechanical failure: When the brakes on one vehicle fail completely or partially, the driver is at risk of colliding into the back of another vehicle. If brake failure occurs and causes an accident, the injured party may place an auto product liability claim against the manufacturer, parts maker and others.
- Fatigue: Drowsy driving can lead to slower reaction times and make it difficult for drivers to avoid rear-end collisions.
- Drunk driving: Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs are more likely to be involved in rear-end collisions due to their impaired judgment and reaction times.
- Poor lighting: Low visibility at night can make it difficult for drivers to see ahead and give them less time to react if a vehicle in front of them stops or slows down suddenly.
Recovering Compensation After a Two-Vehicle Crash
Almost all traffic collisions are due to negligence on the part of a driver. An accident attorney can use investigative techniques to determine why a two-vehicle crash occurred. This enables the injured party to recover compensation for their medical costs, wages lost from the inability to work and for pain and suffering.
Antelope Personal Injury Lawyer
I am Ed Smith. I am an Antelope personal injury lawyer. For free and friendly advice on whether you might be able to file a claim for compensation if your accident injuries were caused by a negligent driver, we might be able to help. We can be contacted at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also message us online. A free consultation can provide you with information about your case and your options for recovering damages, as well as answer any questions you may have.
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