Major Injury Head-On Collision on Silverado Trail
CHP reported a head-on collision that occurred in Napa County Wednesday morning, just before 7 a.m.
59-year-old Eric Kiser was traveling north in a Jeep Cherokee SUV on Silverado Trail.
At the same time, a southbound Toyota Corolla, driven by Javier Torres, 22, veered into oncoming traffic .
As a result, the two vehicles collided head-on. It is unclear at this time what factored into the crash.
Upon impact, the SUV rolled over and ended up on the east shoulder.
Kiser suffered moderate injuries and Torres had to be extricated from his vehicle, causing major injuries.
Both were rushed to the Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities also shut down a portion of Silverado Trail for a period of time following the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.