Brandy Rhodes, Aaron Rhodes Idyllwild: Brandy Rhodes Injured In Idyllwild Car Accident On Highway 243 Near Saunders Meadow
IDYLLWILD, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2019) – A 43-year-old man identified as Brandy Rhodes was injured in a car accident on Highway 243 not far from Saunders Meadow.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:40 a.m.The driver of a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 243.
For reasons that remain under investigation, the driver of the Ford F-150 crossed over a double yellow line on a curve in the road and hit a black Prius carrying Brandy Rhodes and Aaron Rhodes.
Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the crash. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help Brandy Rhodes and Aaron Rhodes.
A full investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Car Accidents
Head-on collisions typically occur when one driver veers outside of their lane into opposing lanes of traffic. These types of accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. Head-on collisions account for only 2% of all accidents but nearly 11% of all traffic fatalities. Here are just a few of the most common reasons that head-on collisions take place:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
- Adverse road conditions
Drivers that cross over double yellow lines will typically be held at fault in the event of an accident. 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.” Victims of head-on collisions tend to suffer from very serious and costly injuries including:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal trauma
- Post traumatic stress disorder
Victims of car accidents will typically have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, past and future medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek medical treatment and follow up care after an accident. Failing to seek all of the proper medical care may jeopardize your ability to file a claim down the road. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case for free and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Brandy Rhodes, Aaron Rhodes and all of those affected by this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol. There needs to be some accountability for this accident.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.