One person was killed while another person was injured after a significant head-on collision in Isleton on Saturday evening, October 9.
The accident transpired at approximately 5:15 p.m. on the 15175 block of Highway 160, just west of Isleton. A Lexus was driving on Highway 160 at high speeds when it veered off the shoulder for unclear reasons.
Unfortunately, the Lexus driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The Lexus then drifted across the double yellow lines and collided head-on with an oncoming Ford F350.
Due to the severity of the impact, the Ford sustained significant front-end damage while the Lexus was wrecked. The Lexus driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the Ford driver sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident. No arrests have been made at the moment.
Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics
Car accidents are common all over the country. Every sixty seconds, a car accident occurs somewhere in the United States. An estimated 5 million car accidents occur each year in the United States.
Each year, approximately 38,000 people die because of car accidents. Even though head-on collisions account for only 2% of all accidents, they are responsible for 10% of all road fatalities in the United States.
A head-on collision occurs when two cars are traveling in opposite directions and collide directly. These collisions, even at low speeds, can result in serious injuries or even death. Accidents involving a vehicle colliding with another directly in front of it are among the deadliest types of car accidents. Drunk driving, distracted driving, inexperience, and mechanical failure can all result in head-on collisions.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions in Sacramento County
You and your family may be forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, property damage, and possibly funeral services if you are in a car accident, and you will also have to deal with unending mental and emotional pain.
Traffic accident victims have a legal right to full and fair compensation for the costs and losses they suffer due to their injuries and death. Their attorneys’ ability to successfully navigate the complexities of state civil legal processes will determine whether they receive the total amount of compensation provided by law or even if they receive any payment at all.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help with the high medical bills and other expenses that have been incurred as a result of the accident. Those who have lost their income due to an injury or a sudden death can benefit from this as well.
If you need legal assistance, contact Arash Law today. As previously mentioned, we have offices in several cities across the country. If you’d prefer, you can reach us by phone at (888) 488-1391 to arrange a no-obligation consultation.