Sonora Accident Leaves 2 Hurt on Highway 108
Both drivers who were injured in a head-on crash in Sonora Friday evening have been identified.
29-year-old Zachary Bacis along with 37-year-old Mikkel Schwiesow suffered minor injuries following the accident.
CHP reported that the crash occurred at 5:15 p.m. on February 25th on the Highway 108 Bypass.
A Ford Explorer driven by Schwiesow was traveling east when the driver swerved to the south shoulder.
Schwiesow then overcorrected and drifted into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision with Baci’s Tow Truck that was pulling a vehicle.
Bacis complained of arm pain and was treated at the scene.
Schwiesow was transported to Adventist Health Sonora with a bloody nose and chest pain.
Neither drugs or alcohol were suspected to have played a factor in the accident.
CHP are actively investigating the incident.
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.