A 25-year-old man identified as Obed O. was killed after a deadly head-on traffic collision on Maple Avenue on Tuesday night, April 20.
The fatal collision took place in the 200 block of South Maple Avenue at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Three unspecified vehicles reportedly collided on the roadway in unclear circumstances. Two of the involved vehicles collided head-on with each other.
One person was killed as a result of the collision. Two other people sustained major injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Local authorities are further investigating the accident. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the crash are urged to call Motor Officer Jesse Ledesma (650) 877-8900.
Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics
Head-on collisions are probably one of the most fatal types of car accidents. During a head-on collision, the force of the collision is much stronger than other types of car accidents. Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways. Head-on collisions mainly occur when drivers are distracted or are experiencing over-fatigue.
There is a lot of energy generated by head-on collisions. In turn, this increased energy means that injuries are more likely to be fatal in this type of crash. The injuries that can be survived can be severe, so victims of a head-on collision are also more likely to have permanent brain damage, amputations, or disabilities.
San Francisco County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Collisions
It can be quite devastating to lose a loved one from a deadly head-on crash suddenly. This tragedy may leave the victim’s family distraught with grief. It can be quite overwhelming to deal with the sudden death, which may cause them to be vulnerable to manipulation by the other party and insurance companies.
An experienced attorney can help the family throughout the legal process as they emotionally and financially recover from their losses. Their attorney can help them pursue a wrongful death claim.
Attorneys can also file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. In a wrongful death suit, the survivors sue the person responsible for an untimely death and the financial losses they caused. These losses can include funeral and burial expenses, as well as all the lost wages the victim would have earned between the time of the accident and his or her expected retirement.
A wrongful death attorney can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family during this difficult time while ensuring that the guilty party will be held accountable for their alleged crime. Our attorneys from Arash Law are here to help you 24 hours a day and seven days a week – call (888) 488-1391 today.