Head-On Crash Reported on Saratoga Avenue
Two vehicles crashed head-on under unclear circumstances in San Jose on Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported on July 12th around 12:20 p.m. on Saratoga Avenue.
Per CHP, the accident took place near the 280 Freeway.
No details have been made regarding the vehicles involved.
One person was taken to a hospital for treatment.
CHP is actively investigating the incident.
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.