Melissa Kelch and Tonya Taylor Injured in Crash

Woman Hurt Following Head-On Collision in Calistoga 

Two vehicles collided head-on Saturday morning in Calistoga, California. 

The accident occurred just before midnight on April 16th on Highway 29.

43-year-old Tonya Taylor was driving southbound in a Toyota Camry before veering into oncoming traffic.

As a result, the Camry collided head-on with a Lexus RX350, driven by Melissa Kelch, also 43.

Taylor suffered major injuries and Kelch’s were minor. Both were transported to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center. 

CHP is actively investigating the crash. 

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.

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