Deadly Crash on Cajon Boulevard
One woman died as the result of a head-on collision on Monday afternoon in the Cajon Pass.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability into the crash that took place on November 29th just before 3 p.m.
CHP reported that a northbound Chrysler crossed over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic.
The Chrysler was also suspected to have been passing a slower-moving vehicle.
As a result, the Chrysler collided head-on with a Ford Escape on Cajon Boulevard.
Upon impact, the woman became trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by emergency personnel.
She was rushed to a local hospital where she was sadly pronounced dead.
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.
In addition, according to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.
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.