A 73-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were injured in a Lake County car accident involving a head-on collision the afternoon of April 6, 2011. According to a news report in the Lake County News, the serious injury car accident occurred on Highway 29 near Cruickshank Road in Kelseyville. For unknown reasons, the 73-year-old man let his 2001 Chevrolet Corvette veer into oncoming traffic where it crashed head-on into a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer driven by the 50-year-old woman. The driver of the Corvette suffered major injuries and the female driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear if the male driver will be cited for the head-on crash.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this Lake County car accident. I wish them both a complete and speedy recovery.
Lake County Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol's 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 12 people were killed and 247 sustained personal injuries in car accidents in the unincorporated areas of Lake County. During the same year, there were 14 fatalities and 292 injuries reported due to Lake County car accidents.
What Caused This Car Accident?
Investigators say the elderly driver of the Corvette let his vehicle enter into opposing lanes of traffic. California Vehicle Code Section 21651 (a): "Whenever a highway has been divided into two or more roadways by means of intermittent barriers or by means of a dividing section of not less than two feet in width, either unpaved or delineated by curbs, double-parallel lines, or other markings on the roadway, it is unlawful...to drive any vehicle over, upon, or across the dividing section."
Victims of negligent drivers may pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Damages that are commonly covered include hospital bills, lost wages and other medical expenses. In such cases, injured victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the incident and make sure that the negligent parties are held accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to car accident victims and their families.
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