One person was killed while another was seriously injured after a deadly head-on crash near Roseville on Thursday afternoon, September 23.
The fatal collision happened on Fiddyment Road, just south of Sunset Boulevard, at approximately 3:30 p.m. A southbound Honda traveled on Fiddyment Road when the driver lost control of his vehicle for unclear reasons and veered into the opposite lane. He then collided head-on with an oncoming northbound Peterbilt truck.
Two people inside the Honda were extricated from the wreckage. Both of them were seriously injured in the mishap and were rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the Honda driver later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Information about the crash is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case. The California Highway Patrol suspects that drugs may have been a factor in the collision.
Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics
Head-on collisions can result in serious injuries. Many of these injuries are permanent, and permanent injuries can cause pain and suffering for the rest of one’s life. Unfortunately, not everyone can survive a collision with another vehicle. One of the most dangerous types of car accidents is a head-on collision. A head-on collision has a much higher force than other types of car accidents. Collisions that collide head-on generate a lot of energy. Because of the increased energy, fatalities are more likely in this type of crash.
Despite the expectation of fewer people on the road due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year. Head-on collisions account for only 2% of all accidents, but they account for more than 10% of all fatalities on the road. Distracted driving, drunk driving, driver over-fatigue, and mechanical failure are among the factors that contribute to these collisions.
Placer County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions
A deadly car accident often leaves the victim’s family with expensive medical bills, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. If you have been involved in a fatal head-on collision, the best course of action is to consult with an attorney immediately. You have a legal right to hold another driver accountable for their actions if you lost a loved one or were seriously injured in a car accident caused by their carelessness and negligence.
In a car accident, a wrongful death lawsuit can help pay for high medical bills and other expenses incurred due to the accident. It can also assist those who have lost their income due to an injury or a death. Professional attorneys at Arash Law can help you with your claim. We have offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You can also schedule a FREE consultation by calling (888) 488-1391.