30-Year-Old Man Killed in Head-On Collision
Authorities have identified Jacob Lee Slaugh, of Roseville, as the third victim who died in a Folsom collision Tuesday afternoon.
The driver veered into oncoming traffic after crossing over the double yellow lines, causing a head-on collision.
It was around 3:45 p.m. on February 15th when the accident occurred.
Slaugh, along with two others were killed as a result.
Two died at the scene and one at the hospital.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jacob Slaugh.
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.