2 of 3 Identified in Fatal Head-On Crash
Three people were killed as the result of a head-on collision in Folsom on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports included that the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on February 15th on Folsom Lake Crossing.
One of the involved vehicles crossed the double yellow lines, causing it to collide head-on with an oncoming car.
A husband and wife, ID’d as Steve and Nancy Morris, sadly died due to the impact. A third unidentified individual also died at the hospital.
Authorities shut down Folsom Lake Crossing for several hours for investigation and cleanup purposes.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Steve and Nancy Morris and the third individual who passed.
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.