According to a news report by ABC30 News, a person died in a head-on collision in Selma last week. The crash occurred around 5:00 p.m. near Bethel and Manning. The California Highway Patrol states that a man crossed a 20-foot divider between the lanes and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver was killed in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. It was unknown why the driver crossed into the opposite lane at the time of the report.
ABC30 News reported last week that a driver had to be rescued from his vehicle in Fresno County. Apparently, the driver lost control of his vehicle and plunged into a canal early Thursday morning between Westlawn Avenue and Belmont Avenue. The fire department and the Fresno County Sheriff’s office responded to the accident scene. The vehicle landed in approximately two feet of water. Emergency responders were able to get the door open to rescue the driver. The driver was talking when he was pulled from the vehicle by rescuers, but the extent of the driver’s injuries was not known. The accident is under investigation to determine why the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the canal.
It does not matter if you call it poor, extreme, adverse, bad, or hazardous weather conditions, driving in rain, fog, ice, or snow can increase your risk of being involved in a traffic accident. Many people assume they can drive the same way, regardless of the road conditions. Unfortunately, if you do not take precautions, you could cause a weather-related traffic accident.
Motor vehicle accidents can have tragic, life-long results. Even when a car accident does not result in traumatic injuries, the disruption to the victim’s life can still be extensive. From taking time off work to recover from injuries, repairing your vehicle, and dealing with insurance adjusters to recoup your financial losses, the consequences of a motor vehicle accident can and do often extend far beyond the healing process. A painful example of the consequences of an accident that can cause a lifetime of pain is scarring and disfigurement. Many victims of catastrophic accidents suffer permanent disfigurement and scarring because of the injuries sustained in the crash. Because scarring and disfigurement is a painful reminder of the suffering endured in the accident, the victim can suffer intense emotional stress and mental anxiety. Victims deserve to be compensated for these damages in addition to the other damages suffered because of the crash.