1 Killed Following Head-On Crash on Highway 99
One person was killed on Tuesday night in Sutter County as the result of a head-on collision.
Reports included that the accident occurred at 9:48 p.m. on Highway 99.
A U-Haul Van and Toyota Solara crashed head-on for unknown reasons just south of Encinal Road.
Upon impact, the van overturned and the occupants had to crawl out prior to paramedics arriving.
Sadly, one person died. It is unclear which vehicle they were in.
Authorities also shut down both directions of the Highway for about two hours as crews worked at the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.