Motorhome Crash on Highway 46
Investigators are working to determine the cause of a head-on collision that occurred in Shandon on July 11th.
A motorhome towing a Honda Accord reportedly crashed head-on with a van around 3:10 p.m.
The wreck occurred on Highway 46, just west of Highway 41.
Debris became scattered across the roadway as a result and left 3 people injured.
One person had a severe laceration to the left knee and another suffered arm lacerations along with a rib injury.
The motorhome also sustained major damage and required a heavy-duty tow truck.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.