Major Injury Collision on West Stuhr Road
Three people suffered major injuries as the result of a head-on collision Tuesday morning.
The accident took place in Newman at 6:14 a.m. on West Stuhr Road on February 8th.
It is unclear at this time what caused the two vehicles to collide head-on.
Upon impact, two people became trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated.
Additionally, a third person was ejected from the vehicle.
All those who were injured were hospitalized and their condition is unknown at this time.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove the damaged vehicles from the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.