A two-vehicle accident on Highway 101 in Lincoln County, Oregon on June 2 resulted in one person’s death and four people being injured. Red Chrysler Sebring was driven by Jackie Dean, was going northbound when it struck the guardrail, crossed the median and slammed into a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Pedro Segura from Salem. The driver of the second car died at the scene. The driver of the Sebring was seriously injured. Segura’s four passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Head-on car crashes are among the rarest auto accidents but are the most lethal. They represent just two percent of all crashes, but they account for more than 10% of all fatal accidents. Statistics tell us that less than 50% of the occupants of vehicles in head-on crashes will survive.
Even at a slow speed, a head-on crash, such as when a car crosses the center line and hits an oncoming vehicle, the results can be severe. Head-on car crash victims often die or incur huge medical bills for medical therapy and care. If the crash victims survive, they often cannot work for months or even years. Many may not be able to be employed again.
Common Causes of Head-On Accidents
Some of the most frequent causes of frontal crashes include:
If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you are certainly emotionally devastated. But the financial damage that people sustain in such tragedies is also considerable. You may have piles of medical bills, funeral costs, other expenses, plus the pain and suffering you endure in the loss of your loved one. You could be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit if it can be proven another driver was negligent. The Herron Law Office is experienced in holding negligent drivers responsible who injure others in fatal car accidents Please contact our law offices today for a free consultation. We can determine quickly if you have a strong personal injury claim.
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