Major Injury Occurs in Arbuckle Two-Vehicle Crash

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May 04, 2023
Edward Smith

Two-Vehicle Crash Reported on Old Highway 99

A major injury two-vehicle crash occurred in Arbuckle on April 28 when a head-on collision occurred. The accident happened along westbound Old Highway 99 at Grimes Arbuckle Road around 6:12 a.m. and involved a Ford F-150 pickup and a Ford Focus sedan. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that both vehicles sustained major front-end damage and were towed from the scene. 

Investigation to Determine Fault 

One major injury was reported in the collision. An investigation is underway by CHP Traffic to determine fault and the reason the two-vehicle accident happened.

Causes of an Intersection Two-Vehicle Crash 

Intersection two-vehicle collisions are a leading cause of serious injury and death in the United States. The injuries sustained can range from minor to life-threatening, and the financial costs associated with these collisions can be substantial. Understanding the root causes of an intersection two-vehicle crash is essential in order to prevent them as much as possible. Common causes of intersection two-vehicle crashes include:

  • Driver negligence: This includes failure to adhere to traffic signals, failure to yield the right of way, not being aware of surroundings, speeding, driving while impaired, or distracted driving.
  • Poor road design: If the lanes at an intersection are too narrow or visibility is poor due to landscape features or other obstructions, it can lead to serious collisions. In addition, poor overhead lighting, mistimed traffic signals, and many other issues can lead to an accident at an intersection. Although the government entity in charge of design and maintenance may be liable for accident injuries, the statute of limitations is six months. Getting help from an accident lawyer is a good idea to ensure paperwork is filed on time. Otherwise, the court will refuse to hear the case.
  • Aggressive driving: When drivers operate their vehicles unsafely by tailgating or cutting in and out of traffic, they significantly increase the risk of a collision.
  • Incorrect turns: Taking a wrong turn onto a one-way street or turning left when it’s not permitted can result in severe collisions.
  • Pedestrians or animals crossing: When pedestrians, bicyclists or animals unexpectedly cross the road in front of a vehicle, it may cause an accident.
  • Vehicle defects: Manufacturing flaws or defective parts can cause a car to malfunction abruptly and create hazardous driving conditions. This is one of the reasons it is important to retain a vehicle after an accident, so it can be examined. If a defect is found to have caused the collision, an auto product liability claim may be filed to recover damages.
  • Miscellaneous factors: Other causes include medical emergencies, poor construction site traffic management, and more.

Personal Injury Compensation

When someone injures you through their own negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. The types of compensation you can recover include your total medical expenses that arose from the accident, wages that were lost because of the inability to work, and for your pain and suffering. Being injured is bad enough. Having to pay for those injuries should be the responsibility of the negligent person or entity that caused them. 

The following video by accident lawyer Ed Smith provides helpful information on finding a lawyer:

Arbuckle Car Accident Lawyer

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