[11-20-2021] Sacramento County, CA – Four People Killed After a Deadly Wrong-Way Collision in North Highlands

They were supposed to go on a trip for a vacation, but a family of four people was killed after a deadly wrong-way crash in North Highlands on early Saturday morning, November 20, 2021.

[11-20-2021] Sacramento County, CA - Four People Killed After a Deadly Wrong-Way Collision in North HighlandsThe accident happened at around 5:00 a.m. near Eagle Lakes Road in Nevada County. The family initially came from North Highlands and was headed to Utah and Arizona for their vacation.

As the family traveled through Eagle Lakes Road, their vehicle was suddenly struck by a wrong-way driver. A third vehicle was also involved in the collision.

Four people were killed in the collision, including two children. The deceased couple was identified as Brittney and Antonio M.; they were both only 29-years-old.

Sadly, their children’s lives were also cut short as their 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son was also killed in the mishap.

Two others were injured in the crash, including the wrong-way driver. A 4-year-old boy strapped to the family’s car seat sustained serious injuries in the crash and had to be airlifted to an area hospital for treatment.

Authorities suspect that the wrong-way driver may have been under the influence at the time of the accident. The crash is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Statistics

Millions of people are hurt in car accidents on America’s highways, and tens of thousands of drivers and passengers are killed every year. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the United States Department of Transportation, 33,654 fatal automobile crashes in 2018 resulted in 36,560 deaths.

Every year, roughly 355 people are killed in the United States as a result of wrong-way drivers. With an average of 265 wrong-way collision deaths, 1.34 fatalities per wrong-way collision are calculated.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) discovered that wrong-way crashes have a 12 times higher death rate than all other accidents on controlled-access freeways.

When cars disobey traffic laws and signals, such as red lights, stop signs, or yield signs, they cause head-on collisions at junctions.

Unfortunately, not all victims will survive a head-on collision. Following a deadly head-on collision, surviving family members have the right to sue the negligent motorist for wrongful death.

These accidents are caused by various factors, including distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver weariness.

Sacramento County Accident Lawyers for Victims of Wrong-Way Collisions

The surviving family members of a deadly wrong-way accident may have to deal with the consequences for the rest of their lives. They may struggle to cope with the unexpected loss of a loved one. They may bear emotional wounds for the rest of their lives. Victims of a head-on collision may require long-term, if not lifetime, care.

The financial consequences of such an accident can be disastrous. A mountain of medical bills, burial costs, and the potential of losing the single breadwinner may leave a family struggling to fund essentials such as rent and food.

A wrong-way accident, regardless of how it occurs, can be devastating to the victims. If you have lost a loved one in a head-on collision, the Sacramento County accident attorneys at Arash Law may be able to help.

Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 or complete our online form to schedule your no-cost wrongful death case review. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner we can help you pursue justice for your loved one.

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