Two people were killed after a head-on traffic collision in Sacramento on Friday morning, June 19th.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Police received a call about a wrong-way driver driving a Subaru Outback on southbound Interstate 5, just south of Power Line Road.
The reason why the Subaru was driving on the opposite lane is unclear. The Subaru then later collided head-on into an oncoming Honda Accord on southbound I-5. The drivers of both vehicles were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda Accord passenger sustained severe injuries and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.
Additional details about the fatal accident are limited at the moment.
Head-On Collision Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the fatal collision.
According to the statistics from 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. These types of accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney specializing in fatal head-on collisions to conducts an independent investigation. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions in Sacramento
It can be quite devastating and stressful to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal head-on collision.
Pending the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the decedent, and loss of companionship.
Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.