Fiery Head-On Crash Results in Major Injuries
CHP reported a major injury head-on collision in Humboldt County on Tuesday, May 17th.
The accident occurred just before midnight within the southbound lanes of Highway 101.
It is unclear at this time what caused a Dodge Challenger and Toyota Sequoia to collide head-on.
Due to the impact, the Dodge became engulfed in flames, causing serious injuries to one person.
First responders arrived and transported the injured party to the hospital for treatment.
Investigators are actively working to determine fault 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.