Recently, the Press Enterprise reported about a head-on collision in Lakeview that resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man from Norco. The collision occurred early in the morning, just after 4:30 a.m. A Toyota Corolla and a Ford F-150 collided head-on which sent both cars flying off the road.
The driver of the Corolla, 24-year-old Alejandro Corrales, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, of the F-150, did not sustain injuries in the accident. Now authorities are looking into what may have caused this deadly head-on collision.
A head-on collision between two vehicles can be especially serious. Tragically, many of these types of accidents result in fatalities, because of the force of the collision and how the cars hit. Head-on collisions can occur for several reasons including:
- Drunk driving: When a driver chooses to drive while under the influence or intoxicated, that driver’s ability to maintain control of the vehicle is very impaired. The driver may not be fully aware of oncoming traffic and can drive head-on, right into another vehicle.
- Distracted driving: A driver that is distracted may not see they are drifting into on-coming traffic until it is too late.
- Bad Weather: Bad weather conditions can result in poor visibility and slick roads which can cause another car to slide into another lane resulting in a head-on collision.
- Drowsy Driving: Driving when tired can also result in drifting unintentionally into oncoming traffic. When a driver closes their eyes, even just for a matter of seconds, they can lose control of the car and a head-on collision can occur.
When a head-on collision does occur, injuries are often very severe. The force of the collision can cause serious head and neck injuries, broken bones, and back and spine injuries. These injuries not only require extensive medical care, but can also require lengthy recovery periods. Some injuries may never fully heal, making daily activities like running, walking, and working difficult. And, as seen in this case, head-on collision can be deadly. The force of the collision can prove to be fatal for the driver and other passengers.
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If you have been injured in a head-on collision, it is important to speak with a skilled Lakeview personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you bring a claim against the party responsible, so you can recover financially for the costs and damages associated with your injury. If you have lost a loved one, an experienced attorney can help you with a wrongful death claim. This type of claim allows you to obtain financial compensation for your loss.
When another driver fails to stay in their lane due to their negligence or wrongful acts and causes a head-on collision, that can be held liable to those they hurt as a result. The attorneys at Walch Law have experience handling both personal injury and wrongful death claims due to head-on collisions. We understand that you deserve to be compensated for your losses and will work hard to get you that compensation. Contact our office today at 866-465-8792 to set up a FREE case consultation.