SR-37 Crash Leaves 2 Injured in Sonoma County
A rear-end collision left two people hurt in Sonoma County on Friday afternoon.
It was just before 1:40 p.m. when a pickup truck rear-ended an Audi on SR-37.
CHP reported that the accident took place on September 23rd within the eastbound lanes.
Two occupants of the Audi, one of which was Austin Mark Paulo, 30, sustained injuries as a result. Paulo was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial for treatment of neck and back pain and a leg injury.
Both vehicles also acquired major damage and had to be towed away from the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes.
In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.
These types of crashes are often the result of distracted and reckless driving.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.