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Head-On Car Collision in Lakewood Injures Four

Posted on January 6, 2011

San Jose Boulevard at University Boulevard was shut down for about an hour on Wednesday morning, December 29 as law enforcement and rescue personnel attended to four people injured in a head-on car collision, including a pregnant woman, reports Channel 4. The Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department had to cut the woman from one of the vehicles and she, along with the man and child also in her car, as well as the driver of the other vehicle, were all taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. None of their injuries was said to be life-threatening.

There is no additional information in this story from Channel 4 about the cause of the crash or who might be at fault.

Head-On Car Accidents
A head-on collision is exceptionally deadly and usually occurs when one of the two vehicles drifts out of their lane and into oncoming traffic. According to federal statistics, head-on collisions make up 2% of collisions but result in more than 10% of U.S. fatal crashes.

An experienced Florida auto accident attorney will often look at driving under the influence or distracted driving as a potential cause of a head-on collision. Since most people admit to using a cell phone while driving, a check of cell phone records to see if one driver was distracted while talking on the phone or texting would become part of an investigation into determining the at-fault driver.

The responsible party can be held liable for the medical expenses, cost of recovery, lost wages, and other costs associated with injuries from a head-on collision.

Farah & Farah’s Florida car accident injury lawyers will offer a confidential and comprehensive review of your auto accident. It’s important to act right after the collision so evidence and witnesses statements can be collected so call us at 800-533-3555.