Traffic Accident on Union Hill Road and Shaws Flat Road 

Two vehicles collided head-on Tuesday morning in Sonora just minutes after 8 a.m. 

The crash occurred on January 18th at Union Hill Road and Shaws Flat Road, per CHP.

A Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet pickup were among the two vehicles involved. It is unclear; however, what led to the collision. 

One of the vehicles also ended up blocking the roadway upon impact. 

An ambulance arrived at the scene to tend to one person who suffered minor injuries. 

In addition, both cars had to be towed away from the scene. 

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

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. 

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.

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