Two unidentified people were hurt after a two-vehicle collision in Nipomo on Friday morning, June 18th.
The collision took place at the intersection of Division Street and Bonita School Road in Nipomo at approximately 9:45 a.m. A truck and a car were driving in opposite directions when, for unclear reasons, the truck drove directly into the path of the car.
Due to the severity of the impact, the truck flipped onto its roof while the car sustained major front-end damage. Both drivers were injured from the collision. It was unclear whether they were sent to the hospital after the accident.
The accident is currently under investigation. Authorities will attempt to determine the cause and the liability in the accident.
Head-On Collision Statistics
When two vehicles collide directly while traveling in opposite directions, it is known as a head-on collision. Head-on collisions are accidents that involve extreme force. 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.
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. These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.
Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Head-On Collision in San Luis Obispo County
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.