3 Seriously Injured in Old Highway 99 Head-On Crash Near Cram Gulch Road
SISKIYOU COUNTY (December 22, 2017) – A major injury collision took place on Old Highway 99 near Yreka Thursday afternoon, according to Record Searchlight and KTVL News 10.
The accident involving two vehicles occurred shortly before 5 p.m., south of Cram Gulch Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said 43-year-old Donald Anderson was driving a black 2003 Toyota Solara northbound on Old Highway 99 when he took a curve. The Weed man then drove into the southbound lane where he collided head-on with a 1991 Geo Metro.
The Solara spun and rolled over while the 52-year-old Montague resident operating the Geo Metro lost control of the car and ended up facing the wrong way in the southbound lane.
A 2005 Toyota Tacoma driven by 30-year-old Mount Shasta resident Brenna Owens traveling behind the Geo Metro ultimately collided head-on. The force of the crash sent the Geo Metro off the road and caused it to overturn.
CHP affirmed that the driver and two passengers of the Geo Metro were extricated from the wreckage. The driver and a female passenger were seriously injured and were both airlifted to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, Oregon. The third occupant, a male, was transported to Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka with moderate injuries.
KTVL News 10 added that the other motorists involved, Anderson and Owens, were also hospitalized but their condition remained unknown. The incident is still under investigation.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speed, distracted driving or negligence often cause traffic incidents. These auto accidents usually results in serious injuries, or worse death. It is then necessary that motorists practice certain precautionary measures and follow traffic laws while traversing the major roads, such as the highways, as they are considered as one of the most dangerous routes in the state.
In this case, authorities are still gathering more information and evidence to determine liability. If the investigation proves that a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the injury of another individual, the victim may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Give us a call today at 800-235-6801 and let us help you with your case.
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