Woman Seriously Injured in Napa Collision
A sideswipe collision led to another head-on collision in Napa on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd.
Per CHP, a northbound Subaru Impreza crossed over lanes and sideswiped a Kia on Old Sonoma Road.
As a result, the Impreza then collided head-on with a Toyota Camry driven by Guadalupe Alvarado.
First responders rushed Alvarado to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center with major injuries.
The Subaru driver also sustained major injuries and the 16-year-old passenger of the Camry was left with moderate injuries.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability for the accident.
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.