Thomas York Northshore: Two People Injured In Head-On Car Accident By Lakeshore Boulevard Identified As Thomas York and Jose Gomez
NORTHSHORE, CALIFORNIA (March 24, 2019) – Two people identified as Thomas York and Jose Gomez were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 20 not far from Lakeshore Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:50 a.m. not far from Nice and Lucerne. Investigators are saying that a man driving a 2009 Toyota veered across solid double yellow lines
Jose Gomez was driving a Kenworth semi-truck when he saw the Corolla veer into his lane. He was not able to avoid the collision and was hit.
The Toyota kept going until it hit a 2012 Dodge Ramp pickup that was being driven by Thomas York. CHP officials are saying that fatigue may have been a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on accidents or wrong way collisions are statistically the most deadly type of accident that a person can be involved in. Only around 2% of all crashes involve wrong way drivers. But these accidents make up over 11% of all fatalities. Most crashes take place on Highways when one driver crosses a double yellow line. According to the 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.”
Any person that is injured in a head-on collision may be able to seek damages for their injuries. The costs for treating injuries following a major collision can be substantial. Even a mild brain injury may require treatment costing over 100 thousand. A car accident attorney can work on your behalf and help get you the support you need.
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