18-Year-Old Girl ID’d in Fatal Highway 18 Collision
Two vehicles collided on June 9th in Apple Valley, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old girl.
The accident took place that Thursday just before 3 p.m. on Highway 18.
Per reports, Giselle Abundes-Ramirez, 18, was traveling west in a Kia Forte before she lost control.
As a result, the girl crossed into opposing traffic, causing a head-on collision with an eastbound Nissan van.
Ramirez sustained major injuries and sadly died at the scene at 3:03 p.m.
Giselle’s 16-year-old brother was also a passenger in the Kia. He sustained major injuries as well and was airlifted to a trauma center.
The driver of the Nissan suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gselle Abundes-Ramirez.
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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.