An unidentified man was killed after a fatal head-on crash near Nichola Avenue on early Sunday morning, January 16, 2022.
The fatal crash transpired at around 2:00 a.m. on State Route 99, just south of Nicholas Avenue.
A southbound vehicle was traveling on the northbound side of SR 99 for unclear reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.
Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle was killed in the collision. Meanwhile, the first driver sustained major injuries in the crash and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The CHP is currently investigating the cause of the collision. They will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.
Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics
Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. The force of a head-on collision is significantly larger than that of other types of car accidents.
In a head-on collision, the collision force is affected by the vehicles’ speed and weight. Head-on collisions generate a considerable amount of energy. As a result of the increased energy, the injuries are more lethal.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimated a 58 percent death rate for car occupants in head-on collisions in 2017. A head-on accident is more likely to occur in rural settings. Head-on collisions account for 13% of all rural fatal crashes. Meanwhile, head-on collisions account for less than 7% of fatal crashes in cities.
Drunk driving, distracted driving, inexperience, and even mechanical failure can cause head-on collisions.
Fatal Head-On Collision Attorneys for Victims in Sutter County
Liability involves complex legal issues and defenses; thus, proving liability might be more difficult than it looks. The defendant may even try to blame you in part for your injury or damages.
Working with an experienced California accident lawyer who understands how to prove fault and can interact with the other party’s insurance company on your behalf is critical.
Lawyers can also assist the victim’s family in filing a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death suit might assist you in paying for the expensive medical bills and other expenditures incurred as a result of the tragedy. It can also help those who have lost their income due to injury or the untimely death of a loved one in an accident.
Were you a victim of a fatal head-on collision? Contact the experienced Sutter County head-on collision attorneys from Arash Law now. We are happy to assist you throughout the claims procedure. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You are also welcome to come to our offices.