Willits, CA – Ramon Machado Injured in Fatal Head-On Car Accident on Highway 101
Willits, CA (January 20, 2019) On the 18th of January, a fatal head-on car accident happened on Highway 101 near Reynolds Highway at around 4:40 p.m. According to the reports, a 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup truck veered into the southbound lanes and crashed head-on into a Mercedes Sprinter van.
When the paramedics arrived to help, the 51-year-old man who drove the van had already suffered fatal injuries. They found the pickup driver, 71-year-old Ramon Machado, suffering from major injuries and transported him to Howard Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The accident is currently under investigation.
We are deeply saddened that one of the drivers lost their life in this accident. We send our sincerest condolences to his family as they grieve for their lost loved one. We also hope the pickup driver fully recovers from all injuries.
Head-On Collisions in California
Whenever two vehicles collide, the force of impact is doubled, which makes these types of accidents the most dangerous. Head-on collisions happen for various reasons, such as mechanical failure, drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving in unfamiliar areas. Most of the time these accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities.
The police are currently investigating this accident to determine causation and liability. Once they get to the bottom of what caused the pickup truck to drift into the opposite lane, the deceased man’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of a California wrongful death attorney.
At Brady Law Group, we know wrongful death claims can be complex depending on the details of a case. However, we have helped thousands of families over the past 24 years obtain winning verdicts and receive compensation for their damages and losses. If you or someone you know was involved in a head-on collision, call 866-478-6483 for a free consultation today.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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.