There are many accident risks that focused and safe drivers can avoid. Drivers can monitor their lanes and the traffic in front of them and beside them and often steer clear of another motorist’s mistake.
That’s hard to do in a dangerous situation involving oncoming traffic. A careless driver can veer across yellow lines and wind up in the path of an approaching vehicle. Both vehicles could be traveling full speed and drivers suddenly confronted with a vehicle heading straight for them may not have time to steer clear of a devastating head-on collision.
Head-On Collision in Ventura County Injures Two Drivers
A devastating head-on collision caused serious injuries to two drivers on Friday afternoon outside of Oxnard. KTLA-TV reports the crash occurred on Highway 34 east of Wood Road.
The California Highway Patrol says the accident happened at around 5:15 p.m. on July 21, 2023. Officers discovered two vehicles had struck in the westbound lane. The impact involved a 1995 Nissan and a 2021 Jeep.
A 70-year-old man from Van Nuys was driving the Nissan. He had to be flown to Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura with what were determined to be major injuries. The 32-year-old man driving the jeep, from Searcy, Arkansas, was rushed to St. John’s Hospital with moderate injuries.
An update on both men’s conditions has not been released. It’s hoped that both victims can make a full recovery from their injuries.
The California Highway Patrol closed the westbound lanes for around two hours to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Safeguarding Injured Victims After a Ventura County Accident
A frightening accident on a rural Ventura County road can leave behind victims who must deal with long, painful recoveries.
California law allows victims or their family members to seek support after a terrible accident. Surviving victims trying to recover from injury are encouraged to file insurance claims to demand help with their hospital bills. Car insurance companies should take responsibility for these bills and the bills for any care needed in the future. Victims should also have the income they’ve forfeited while they’ve missed work fully reimbursed.
When a victim is from out of state, it’s often necessary to rely on a lawyer in the area where the accident occurred. Quirk Accident and Injury Attorneys, APC, represents victims from every state and across California when a Ventura County accident leaves them vulnerable. Our lawyers can file lawsuits, attend court hearings, and gather evidence for a strong case, leaving victims and their families to focus on recovery.
Contact an Oxnard Car Accident Lawyer
After you or a loved one are the victims of a careless driver, don’t trust insurance companies to treat you or your family fairly. Discuss your options with a skilled Ventura car accident attorney serving victims and families across Southern California and across the U.S.
Contact the Oxnard Car Accident Lawyers at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC for a confidential and free consultation and case analysis. We want to learn more about how an injury or the loss of a loved one has impacted your life. If you retain us to represent you for your car accident case, you won’t need any money right now. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for your family. Then our fee comes out of the settlement you and your family receive.