Injuries Sustained in Sierra Highway Head-On Collision
Three juveniles, along with two adults, suffered injuries in a head-on collision Sunday morning.
The wreck occurred in Rosamond on July 10th just minutes after 10 a.m.
Per CHP, a Dodge pickup truck collided with a Honda Sedan within the northbound lanes of Sierra Highway.
It Is unclear at this time what caused the collision.
Upon impact, the truck overturned onto its side and the sedan ended up blocking traffic lanes.
Paramedics transported three juveniles and two adults to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
The extent of the injuries sustained has not been made clear yet.
Tow trucks were also needed to tow away both vehicles from the scene.
An active investigation remains underway.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.