On Friday, February 17, 2017, a car accident occurred on Highway 2 near Bear Lake. A driver’s vehicle allegedly crossed the center line and drove into oncoming traffic, hitting another oncoming car head on. The 2 occupants of that vehicle along with the driver who crossed into oncoming traffic we all transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center, a trauma center where many people injured in and around Spokane and Chattaroy go after a car accident.
— Spokane Co FireDist4 (@SpokaneCoFire4) February 17, 2017
Most head on collisions involve negligence
Head on collisions often result in very serious injuries or fatalities, and most of them are preventable.
A KREM article covering this accident says “Authorities said the cause of the crash was inattention and negligent driving charges will be filed.”
Sometimes cars are driving too fast for the conditions and cross into oncoming traffic. In other cases, a driver is sleep deprived or driving while intoxicated. Sometimes, people are looking at their phone instead of the road. Whatever the reason, negligence is usually a factor.
Recovering damages after an accident
If you have basic property damage or a few scrapes and bruises after an accident, you may be able to get by without an attorney. However, if you have sustained traumatic injuries or lost a loved one in a serious accident, you may significantly benefit from having an experienced personal injury lawyer represent you. If you or a loved one has been rear-ended, in a head on collision, or involved in any other type of accidents and you have questions contact us for a free, confidential consultation.