Beatriz Leon Merced: Beatriz Leon, Maria Leon Injured In Head-On Car Accident On State Route 140 By Quinley Avenue
MERCED, CALIFORNIA (June 9, 2019) – Two women identified as Beatriz Leon and Maria Leon were injured in a head-on car accident on State Route 140 not far from Quinley Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 12:35 p.m.The driver of a 2004 Rav4 veered into the path of the 2005 Astro van being driven by Maria Leon with her passenger Beatriz Leon.
Beatriz Leon was taken by med-flight helicopter to the Modesto Hospital. Maria Leon was transported by ground ambulance to the Merced Hospital.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have been a factor in the crash. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Head-On Collisions
Far more often than not head-on collisions are the result of drivers who have left their lane. For example, a driver could leave their lane and cross a double yellow line into oncoming traffic. This is illegal in most situations. According to California Vehicle Code 21460, “If double parallel solid yellow lines are in place, a person driving a vehicle shall not drive to the left of the lines, except as permitted in this section.” There are a number of reasons why a head-on collision may take place:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Mechanical malfunction
Head-on crashes tend to be the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. Those that manage to survive are often left with debilitating injuries including head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and PTSD. Even a moderate traumatic brain injury can leave victims with over $500,000 worth of medical bills. This can be a crushing burden for both individuals and families. Victims of head-on crashes will typically be able to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Head-On Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Beatriz Leon and Maria Leon. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those involved. Someone could have been killed. Any person that may have witnessed the accident should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can take steps to get you the medical and financial support that you need to recover. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get justice and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.