Sean Vasko Plymouth: Sean Vasko, Three Children Injured In Head-On Car Accident On Highway 49 By Calaveras County and Amador County
AMADOR, CALIFORNIA (June 13, 2019) – A 38-year-old man identified as Sean Vasko and three children were injured in a car accident on Highway 49 near Sandra Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that Sean Vasko’s vehicle was hit head on by a 95-year-old driver in a 2014 Lexus RX350. At around 3:45 p.m. the 95-year-old driver cross a double yellow line on Highway 49 in order to pass a logging truck.
The force of the impact caused significant damage to both vehicles and caused the Lexus to become fully engulfed in flames. Sean Vasko and the three 12-year-old children in the GMC Denali all received serious injuries as a result of the accident.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flaming Lexus before it was fully engulfed. Sean Vasko and the three children injured in the GMC Denali had to be transported to various hospitals around Sacramento and Jackson.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions occur when one driver hits another vehicle going the opposite direction. Though they only account for around 2% of all accidents they make up over 10% of traffic fatalities. There are many reasons why head-on collisions tend to occur including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Failing to drive according to the prevailing conditions
- Making illegal maneuvers to overtake one vehicle
- Driving under the influence
- Ignoring traffic signals or signs
The vast majority of head-on collisions are entirely preventable. Victims that survive are often left with catastrophic injuries including head trauma, brain injuries, broken bones and organ damage. Depending on the particular facts of any case, there may be multiple sources of liability for car accidents.
Liability In Head-On Collisions
Drivers have a responsibility to operate according to the prevailing conditions of the road and to obey traffic laws. If one driver crosses a double yellow line before a head-on collision they will typically be found at fault. According to California Vehicle Code 21460 (a), “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 driver that crosses over a double yellow line and causes a head-on collision could potentially face civil liability for the crash. Victims of the accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages could include compensation for medical bills (past and future), lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can advocate on your behalf and make sure that your medical and financial needs are being taken care of after an accident.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Sean Vasko and all of the victims of this horrific accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol as they continue their investigation. There needs to be some accountability for this accident.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the support that they deserve to fully recover. In fact, we’ve successfully resolved thousands of personal injury claims for families all across California. Whether you have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.