Mindy Lafan Vallecito: 64-Year-Old Woman Identified As Mindy Lafan Injured In Head-On Car Accident By Highway 4 and Parrots Ferry Road
VALLECITO, CALIFORNIA (March 6, 2019) – A 64-year-old woman identified as Mindy Lafan was seriously injured in a car accident after being hit head-on with a Ford pickup truck by Highway 4 and Parrots Ferry Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 p.m. The force of the impact caused the victim’s car to go down an embankment. Mindy Lafan was transported to the hospital via air ambulance.
She was taken to the Sonora Regional Medical Center in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this point.
Liability In Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of crashes that a person can be involved in. They account for only 2% of all total crashes but make up over 10% of all traffic fatalities. Here are just a few of the reasons why a head on crash might take place:
- Driver distraction
- Tire defects
- Unfamiliarity with the roadway
A number of crashes occur when drivers cross over double yellow lines. 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.” Drivers that cross into opposing lanes of traffic will typically be found liable in the event of a collision.
Any person that is injured in a head-on car accident may be able to recover compensation for damages. A car accident often takes a psychological toll on victims. It has been estimate that nearly 9 percent of the general population develop PTSD. A car accident attorney can take all of your injuries into account and fight for you to be fairly compensated following a collision.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Mindy Lafan and all of those that have been injured in this accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any witnesses that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a head-on collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We care deeply about making sure that our clients are well taken care of. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.
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