Phelan, CA – Wimol Gonzalez Dies in Fatal Head-On Collision on Palmdale Road
Phelan, CA (January 23, 2019) On the evening of January 22nd, a fatal head-on collision happened on state Route 18, also known as Palmdale Road. According to the reports, a 2018 Nissan Sentra was trying to pass a semi-tractor trailer truck but crashed into a silver 2017 GMC pickup truck instead, just west of Sheep Creek Road. A witness stated that both drivers of the Nissan and GMC tried swerving onto the dirt to avoid hitting each other, but still collided. A 56-year-old passenger in the Nissan named Wimol Gonzalez suffered fatal injuries.
When emergency crews arrived, they found Gonzalez dead and four others injured. One of the four victims suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment. The other three injured victims were transported to nearby hospitals. There were also two dogs in the GMC truck, a German Shepherd and a Yorkie. Unfortunately, the Yorkie suffered broken legs as a result of the crash.
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating this accident.
We send our condolences to Gonzalez’ family as we know how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one in a vehicle accident, especially if the accident could have been avoided. We also hope the four injured victims quickly recover from their injuries.
Head-On Collisions in California
Studies show that head-on collisions are the most dangerous types of accidents because the force of impact is twice as intense. This means even if two vehicles are driving at 40 miles per hour and collide head-on, it’s as if they’re colliding at 80 miles per hour. Because these types of accidents are so dangerous, it’s not uncommon for those involved to suffer serious or fatal injuries as a result.
Once the police get to the bottom of what caused this accident, Gonzalez’ family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney. The four injured victims may also qualify to file personal injury lawsuits.
At Brady Law Group, because we specialize in both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, we have helped thousands of clients win large settlements to help cover medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of wages, loss of spousal support, and more. If you or someone you know was involved in a head-on collision, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.