Victor Heath Cottonwood: 50-Year-Old Victor Heath From Redding Injured In Head-On Car Accident On Bowman Road
COTTONWOOD, CALIFORNIA (April 16, 2019) – A 50-year-old man from Redding identified as Victor Heath was injured after a head-on crash with a 33-year-old woman on Bowman Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place not far from Sebastian Road. Victor Heath applied his brakes before the crash, but both vehicles still collided head-on.
The Toyota Victor Heath was in spun out on the road and the Malibu that the first driver was in hit a pole. Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident and transported multiple victims to the Mercy Medical Center.
Liability In Head-On Accidents
Head-on accidents are among the most deadly types of accidents that a person can be involved in. Only around 2% of all crashes involved head-on collisions. But these accounted for over 11% of all fatalities. The force of a head-on collision is a combination of the velocity of both vehicles involved. Two cars hitting each other head-on at 50 mph is equivalent to one car hitting a brick wall at 100 mph.
Most head-on collisions take place when one vehicle 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.” Victims of head-on collisions may system a wide variety of injuries including:
- Head trauma
- Broken bones
- Airbag injuries
- Neck and back trauma
Those that are injured in car accidents are able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a personal injury claim can include money 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 options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Victor Heath and all of those that were involved in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that safety measures will be put in place to help reduce the likelihood of accidents like this in the future.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a head-on collision? You may be entitled to financial compensation in order recover from your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. we care deeply that our clients get the medical and financial support that they deserve. 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.