Fatality Reported in Highway 29 Accident
One person was killed in a crash that resulted from a wrong-way driver in Napa on Saturday night.
Per reports, the accident took place around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 29.
A southbound vehicle was traveling in the northbound lanes when it crashed into four other vehicles.
One driver died at the scene as a result.
There were also two other drivers and two passengers who sustained undisclosed injuries.
The injured parties were transported to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Vacaville.
A 60-year-old woman was also airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
CHP shut down the northbound lanes of the Highway for hours after the crash.
An active investigation remains underway.
Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.
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.