[11-07-2021] Alameda County, CA – Two People Killed After a Deadly Head-On Crash in Union City

Two people were killed after a fatal head-on collision in Union City on Sunday evening, November 7, 2021.

[11-07-2021] Alameda County, CA - Two People Killed After a Deadly Head-On Crash in Union CityThe crash happened at approximately 5:45 p.m. in the area of Whipple Road west of Central Avenue in Union City. An eastbound red Acura TL was traveling on Whipple Road when it collided head-on with an oncoming dark-colored Honda Pilot.

The Acura driver sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Emergency personnel performed life-saving measures on the man, but he was, unfortunately, pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the other driver was rushed to an area hospital. He was listed in critical condition but was later pronounced dead. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.

Information about the accident is limited at the moment. It’s unclear whether intoxication played a role in the crash.

Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the collision. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call Union City Police Officer Travis Solverson at 510-675-5292 and refer to case number CS-211107014.

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Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics

Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of car accidents. When compared to other types of car accidents, a head-on crash has a much greater impact force.

In a head-on collision, the force of impact is influenced by the vehicles’ speed and weight. During head-on collisions, much energy is released—the more powerful the weapon, the more lethal the wounds.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, frontal impact crashes killed occupants of motor vehicles at a rate of 58% in 2017. In rural areas, it is more likely that a head-on collision will occur.

Thirteen percent of all fatal crashes in rural areas involve head-on collisions. There are only a few head-on collisions in urban areas, which account for less than 7 percent of all fatal accidents. Accidents caused by intoxication, distraction, inexperience, and mechanical failure can all lead to head-on collisions.

Alameda County Head-On Collision Attorney

The aftermath can be overwhelming and stressful for those who have lost loved ones in a head-on collision. Wrongful death claims may be brought against the responsible party by the family of a deceased loved one following their tragic death.

Victims’ families have the right to sue negligent drivers for wrongful death in cases of head-on collisions. Loss of consortium damages can also be sought by surviving spouses in California. When a spouse dies unexpectedly, the term “loss of consortium” describes the resulting emotional losses.

Arash Law is here to help you if you’ve been injured or affected by a tragic traffic accident. Our firm has been representing clients in California for decades and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on their behalf. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You can visit us at any of our locations. For a FREE Consultation with one of our Alameda County Head-On Collision lawyers, call us at (888) 488-1391.

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