Woman Dies Following Highway 99 Crash
A head-on collision left one unidentified woman dead in Merced County Wednesday evening.
California Highway Patrol reported that the fatal crash occurred just before 7:40 p.m. on February 23rd.
The driver of a truck allegedly drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle.
The female driver of the other car was ejected and sadly died at the scene.
In addition, the truck driver suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.
A third vehicle also ended up being involved and its driver walked away with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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
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 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.