Severe Injuries Sustained in Lassen County Collision
Two vehicles crashed head-on in Lassen County last Friday, September 9th.
Per CHP, the accident took place just minutes after 9 p.m. on Highway 395.
A northbound Nissan crossed into opposing traffic, causing a head-on collision with a southbound Tesla.
It is unclear at this time what caused the Nissan to veer into southbound lanes.
Both occupants of the Tesla, Zhang Xiaoming and Li Zhi, sustained major injuries and were airlifted to Renown Medical Center.
Sadly, the Nissan driver died at the scene.
Police shut down the highway for a period of time following the accident. CHP also reported that they received a call regarding a reckless driver 5 minutes before the accident occurred.
An active investigation remains underway.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.