[11-20-2021] Sierra County, CA – 4 Killed, Two Others Hurt After a Wrong-Way Collision in Sierra Nevada

Four people were killed while two others were injured after an alleged DUI wrong-way car crash in the Sierra Nevada on early Saturday morning, November 20, 2021.

[11-20-2021] Sierra County, CA - 4 Killed, Two Others Hurt After a Wrong-Way Collision in Sierra NevadaThe accident transpired at approximately 5:00 a.m. in the area on Interstate near Eagle Lakes Road.

A westbound Jeep was traveling in the wrong lanes on the eastbound side of Interstate 80. It then inevitably collided head-on with an oncoming eastbound Honda Civic.

Two adults and two children were killed in the collision. The two adults may have been the parents of the deceased kids.

Meanwhile, an infant was airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno following the collision. Meanwhile, the wrong-way driver sustained major injuries in the crash; he was also taken to Renown Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities later determined that the wrong-way driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.

Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Fatal Wrong-Way Collision Statistics

The number of people killed or injured in car accidents in the United States has climbed considerably over the years. Every year, tens of thousands of drivers and passengers are killed in car accidents.

According to the most recent data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of 500 deaths per year. This is a 34% rise from the 375 deaths per year between 2010 and 2014.

Unfortunately, not all victims will survive a head-on collision. 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.

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

Sierra County Fatal Collision Attorneys for Victims of Fatal Wrong-Way Crashes

When you are in a car accident, you are emotionally and physically exhausted. Everyone does it. It isn’t easy to make rational decisions when you are in that state. Nothing is wrong with that. That is what collision attorneys are for.

Automobile accidents account for a sizable part of personal injury and wrongful death claims in California. Many of these assertions are very similar, yet each has its own set of details. Each one demands a careful investigation by a skilled team of California car accident attorneys.

Arash Law’s Siera County automobile accident attorney will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Over the last 30 years, Arash Law has handled every type of car accident imaginable.

Call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with one of our California automobile accident attorneys. In five minutes or less, we’ll tell you if you have a case.

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