Crash at East River Road and Wagner Avenue Leaves 1 Seriously Injured
Two vehicles collided head-on at the intersection of East River Road and Wagner Avenue in Ripon on Wednesday morning.
The collision occurred on January 19th just before 7:30 a.m.
According to CHP, a Kia sedan and garbage truck were among the two vehicles involved.
It is unclear at this time, however, what led to the crash.
One person suffered serious injuries upon impact and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
Police also shut down the area for a period of time pending investigation and cleanup.
Investigators are actively working to determine liability.
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.