CHP Investigating Highway 33 Head-On Collision
Two vehicles crashed head-on in Avenal, California on Thursday morning.
According to CHP, the wreck took place at 6:36 a.m. on Highway 33 at Reef Station.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident.
One person became trapped inside one of the vehicles as a result.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove the vehicles from the scene.
Investigators are actively working to determine fault.
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.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.