While there are areas in which it may be legal to pass another vehicle on a two-lane road, similar types of maneuvers can still be somewhat dangerous at times. If a driver fails to spot or judge the speed of an oncoming vehicle, the results of an attempted pass could prove catastrophic. Reports indicate that a recent car accident that took place under similar circumstances has left one person with severe injuries and claimed the life of another in California.
The incident reportedly occurred at around 6:30 a.m. on a recent Thursday. Law enforcement agents have advised that the driver of a northbound vehicle was attempting to pass another driver and for reasons unknown, failed to spot an oncoming car prior to shifting into the opposite lanes of traffic. His vehicle proceeded to collide head-on with the car, prompting a chain-reaction incident involving up to three vehicles in total.
Reports indicate that the driver who caused the crash pass away at a hospital later on, while the driver of the car was transported to a medical facility for treatment of severe injuries. While authorities say that the collision remains under investigation, no further information was provided as to why the driver of the first vehicle might have attempted such a maneuver. However, they did advise that the sun did not appear to play a role in obstructing visibility and that the incident took place in an area in which factors such as elevation changes or curves in the road were not an issue.
Suffering injuries in a crash
Individuals who suffer serious harm in a car accident due to the actions of another party may be left with questions about their options and advice on the next steps to take. Following such an experience, a person in California could choose to consult with legal counsel for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the incident, along with a client’s injuries and financial needs, and assist in creating a strategy with which to seek the full amount of compensation deserved through the appropriate channels.