[01-13-2021] Lake County, CA – Head-On Collision on Highway 20 Injures One Person

One unidentified person was seriously hurt after a head-on traffic collision on Highway 20 on Wednesday afternoon, January 13.

[01-13-2021] Lake County, CA - Head-On Collision on Highway 20 Injures One PersonThe accident took place on Highway 20 between Lucerne and Glenhaven at approximately 4:32 p.m.

A blue Ford Focus and a gray Ford Escape collided head-on on Highway 20. The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been established.

Paramedics later arrived at the scene and found one unresponsive person. Injuries were reported after the collision, but the number of people injured, their identities, and condition has not been disclosed.

Both lanes of Highway 20 were closed down to give way for the cleanup and investigation.

Head-On Collision Investigation is Underway

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways.

The force of the collision determines the severity of injuries that victims will suffer in an auto accident. Force is higher at higher speeds, which is why speeding is a factor in many fatal collisions. A vehicle’s weight also determines the force of impact, so crashes involving large, heavy vehicles (such as a truck or bus) can also be more dangerous.

In a head-on collision, the collision force is increased by the speed and weight of both involved vehicles. There is a lot of energy generated by head-on collisions. In turn, this increased energy means that injuries are more likely to be fatal in this type of crash. The injuries that can be survived can be severe, so victims of a head-on collision are also more likely to have permanent brain damage, amputations, or disabilities.

These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.


Lake County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Head-On Collisions

Dealing with injuries after a significant head-on collision can be quite challenging for the victims. This is why getting a personal injury attorney is highly recommended. Attorneys can serve as a reliable legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. They will ensure that their client’s rights and best interests are protected while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for his negligence.

If you have been injured in a head-on collision, you have legal rights that must be protected. The experienced auto accident lawyers at Arash Law have decades of experience and have collected over 200 million dollars for clients across the state. We serve clients in San Francisco, Riverside, San Jose, San Diego, Sacramento, Sherman Oaks, and California.

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Our lawyers at Arash Law are ready to help you. We will actively fight for your rights and ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. Our firm has been around for decades, with offices conveniently spread throughout California. You are free to pay us a visit at any of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You may also call us at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.

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