Three people were seriously hurt after a major head-on collision near Quincy on Tuesday morning, May 4.
The major collision transpired at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Highway 89, Crescent Grade in Quincy.
A northbound Lexus driven by Jennifer Maynard collided head-on with a northbound 2018 Freightliner driven by Kenneth M. The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been established. Due to the severity of the impact, the Lexus started to rotate and overturn.
A passenger in the Lexus was ejected from the vehicle. He was identified as Todd T. He sustained serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Renown Medical Center for treatment. The Lexus driver and her second passenger, Justin T., sustained minor injuries after the collision.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are currently investigating the case.
Head-On Collision Statistics
Head-on accidents can lead to severe injuries. Many of these injuries are permanent, and permanent injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering.
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.
Head-on collisions commonly occur in a traffic light, stop sign, or blind intersections and on freeways. These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.
Plumas County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Head-On Collisions
Car accidents can often be unpredictable and can happen to anyone. No matter how responsible you are, there is still a risk that an irresponsible driver may be driving alongside you. Car accidents often result in huge medical bills and other financial burdens. Not to mention, victims with serious injuries may be unable to work while they recover.
Pending the official investigation results, the victims are encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s assistance. The liable party will be required by law to compensate for the medical expenses, lost earnings, and non-economic damages (such as emotional trauma, pain, and suffering).
Our attorneys from Arash Law will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Our attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure that they are compensated fairly.
Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t delay – the sooner you have an experienced car accident attorney fighting on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.