Two vehicles collided head on shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday injuring Five people, two critically. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened on 50th Street near Palmdale Boulevard when a Honda Civic was passing other vehicles illegally by crossing the double yellow line hit a Jeep Cherokee that was heading northbound on 50th Street.
Two adults and three children in the Cherokee were injured and taken to a local hospital. Two of the children were airlifted in critical condition. The driver of the Cherokee was not injured and was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. Police are still investigating the accident and additional charges are likely.
DUI Head-On Collisions
Around 4,000 people a year die in DUI crashes around the country, and 4,000 people die each year in head-on collisions. A head-on collision is one of the deadliest accident types because of the severity of the impact and the dynamics of a head-on collision.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, head-on collision only account for 2% of all collisions yet 10% of all traffic fatalities. Many head-on accidents are the fault of a drunk driver going the wrong way on a highway or freeway, or crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic.
DUI Head-On Collision Injuries
The injuries suffered by a victim of a DUI head-on collision can be severe. The impact of a head-on collision is comprised of the mass and velocity of both vehicles which increases the risk of significant injuries. Trauma centers in Los Angeles have seen many common injuries that come from a head-on collision. Some of these are:
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Head Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Chest Compression
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries/Bleeding
- Air bag injuries
What to Do if you are Involved in a Head-On Collision by a Drunk Driver
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we know what a victim of an impaired driver is facing. The anger and frustration over an accident that likely wouldn’t have happen had the driver not drove impaired adds to the anguish and pain that one already feels form the accident.
We work hard for every injured person to get justice and fair compensation for all the injuries and financial losses associated with DUI head-on collision or any other DUI accident.
Contact a Los Angeles DUI Accident Attorney Today
The best thing to do when you are injured by an impaired driver is to talk to a Los Angele DUI Accident Attorney, who is experienced in impaired driving compensation claims. Even if you don’t hire one, you owe it to yourself to be advised of the law by an impartial professional. Then if you decide to get representation, then choose someone who is experienced and understands the law.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.