Highway 20 Collision Leaves 1 Hurt & 1 Dead
Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a head-on collision that occurred in Upper Lake Wednesday afternoon.
CHP reported that the accident occurred at about 3:15 between a pickup truck and sedan.
The two vehicles crashed head-on on April 6th on Highway 20 under unclear circumstances.
Sadly, one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another person involved sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to an out-of-county trauma center.
Police also shut down the highway in both directions for about two hours following the wreck.
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
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