Middletown Head-on Crash Highway 29 Leaves 2 Hurt
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2019) – A man and woman were critically injured Monday night in a head-on collision on Highway 29, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Clear Lake Area office.
The crash took place about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7th. Kevin Schosek, 62, of Anderson Springs, was driving his 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck southbound on Highway 29 when he reportedly had a mechanical malfunction in his vehicle’s headlamps. Meanwhile, Karen Brown, 52, of Hidden Valley Lake, was traveling in the opposite direction in her 2004 Honda Odyssey van. Both drivers were traveling at speeds of roughly 55 mph when Schosek became distracted by his headlamp problem and veered over the double yellow lines and into the path of Brown’s van.
The two vehicles attempted to avoid a collision, but instead collided head on. Schosek’s headlights were not on when the collision took place. The two vehicles ended up blocking both lanes of the highway and both drivers were trapped in their vehicles with major injuries. Firefighters extricated Brown and Schosek out of the vehicles and called for air ambulances, but due to the weather they were transported to Adventist Health Hospital in Clearlake by ground ambulances.
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In this case, it appears that the driver of the pickup truck is responsible the the collision between the two drivers. A mechanical problem led to the driver being distracted and veering into the path of the other motorist in the van. It does not appear that any criminal charges will be filed, but anyone who was hurt due to the at-fault driver’s actions, has the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. They may seek compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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