Four Killed in Rio Vista Collision
Six people were injured and four killed in a head-on collision on Wednesday in Rio Vista.
It was around 8:15 p.m. when a sedan and SUV crashed on Highway 12 at Summerset Road.
No details have been provided on how the accident occurred.
One of the passengers of the SUV that died at the scene has been ID’d as Laura Poiret, a woman in her 70s.
The names of the other victims have yet to be disclosed.
Six other people were also transported to hospitals for treatment nearby. All are in stable condition.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Laura Poiret.
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. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.