Driver Suffers Major Injuries in Madera County
Two vehicles collided in Madera County on Monday afternoon, leaving one woman with serious injuries.
A Fresno resident, ID’d as Guadalupe Tijerina, was driving south before veering into opposing traffic.
As a result, her vehicle collided head-on with a truck.
The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. on Highway 41 on May 16th.
Due to the impact, Tijerina’s vehicle spun out of control and crashed into a rock embankment.
Paramedics had to extricate the woman from her vehicle. She was also airlifted to the hospital with major injuries.
In addition, the two occupants of the truck suffered minor injuries.
Neither drugs or alcohol were suspected to have played a role in the accident.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.