One unidentified person was killed after a deadly head-on collision near Kelseyville on Thursday morning, August 26.
According to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 10:00 a.m. on Highway 29 north of Argonaut Road.
A southbound 1998 Mazda Protege was traveling on Highway 29 when, for unclear reasons, it veered into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with a northbound 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Both of the vehicles were disabled as a result of the collision. The Mazda driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee driver sustained major injuries. She was taken to Suter Lakeside Hospital with possible broken ribs and a broken foot.
Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Authorities are actively investigating the case.
Fatal Head-On Crash Statistics
A head-on collision, also known as a “frontal crash” or “front impact accident,” occurs when the front ends of two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collide with each other. The consequences of these collisions can be severe, even at low speeds, and can even result in death. Head-on collisions can result in catastrophic injuries. Sadly, many of these injuries are long-term, and long-term injuries can result in years or even decades of discomfort and suffering.
According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), 33,654 fatal vehicle crashes in 2018 caused 36,560 deaths. Even though head-on collisions account for only 2 percent of all accidents, they are responsible for 10 percent of all fatalities on U.S. highways. These accidents are frequently caused by excessive speeding, reckless driving, or driving while intoxicated, among other factors. These types of accidents frequently occur on two-way streets or in areas where lane crossing is common.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions in Lake County
After being involved in a head-on collision, obtaining legal counsel may be a wise decision if you have been injured. Head-on collisions frequently occur due to the negligence of another driver or the failure of a local government to enforce traffic laws.
If this was the case in your accident, speaking with one of our knowledgeable head-on collision attorneys can assist you in determining the best course of action. If you have lost a loved one from a deadly head-on collision, you are entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Surviving spouses in California can sue for loss of consortium. The term “loss of consortium” refers to the emotional losses that occur due to the untimely death of a spouse. It addresses the anguish caused by the loss of affection, comfort, love, and even sexual relations.
Arash Law has an established track record of success when it comes to auto accidents and wrongful death cases. Our attorneys can assist you with your claim and ensure that the insurance companies provide you with the compensation you are entitled to. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation fatal car accident case evaluation.