Ashley Castillo and Elena Gomez Injured in Head-On Collision
One person was killed and two others injured in a head-on collision in Herber, CA on Sunday.
The tragic accident took place on May 8th on Highway 111 just north of Calexico.
According to CHP, Gregorio Gomez, 89 was driving a red sedan when he veered into the path of a vehicle driven by Ashley Castillo.
The two vehicles collided head-on as a result, sadly killing Gregorio Gomez.
Following that crash, another vehicle crashed into Castillo’s car, causing major front-end damage.
Ashley Castllo had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center with major injuries.
Elena Gomez, the 84-year-old passenger of the red sedan, suffered moderate injuries and was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gregorio Gomez.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.