One Injured Following Crash on Highway 140
A head-on traffic collision resulted in major injuries on Saturday evening in Mariposa County.
The accident took place on February 5th at 7:08 p.m. on Highway 140.
Per CHP, a Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System bus collided head-on with a Nissan Xterra.
It is unclear at this time what caused the collision just west of the Mt Bullion Cut Off Road.
Upon impact the Nissan rolled over and one person sustained major injuries.
Authorities also issued a closure of part of the highway for investigation purposes.
CHP will reveal more details once an investigation is concluded.
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
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.