Helen Vermillion Injured In Keystone Car Accident On Highway 120 By Tulloch Road
KEYSTONE, CALIFORNIA (July 29, 2020) – A woman identified as Helen Vermillion was injured in a car accident on Highway 120 by Tulloch Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday. For reasons that remain under investigation an Audi A4 was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of the highway.
The Audi was then t-boned by a Subaru driven by a 66-year-old man who was transporting Helen Vermillion. The force of the impact caused the Subaru to overturn in the westbound lanes of the highway.
An air ambulance flew the driver of the Subaru to the Modesto Hospital with major injuries. Helen Vermillion was also taken to Modesto Hospital with moderate injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Keystone Car Accidents
Despite numerous advancements in vehicle design and increased police enforcement car accidents remain one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “36,120 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2019, down 1.2 percent from 36,560 in 2018. The drop in 2019 was the third consecutive annual decline, which occurred despite a 0.9 percent increase in vehicle miles travelled from 2018. According to NHTSA, fatalities decreased slightly in 2019 for drivers, passengers motorcyclists, pedestrians and pedalcyclists.” There are a number of devices that can reduce the lethality of accidents including:
- Child safety seats
- Motorcycle helmets
- Electronic stability control systems
A large number of accidents are due to drivers that are speeding or fail to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. According to California Vehicle Code 21453, “A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain stopped until an indication to proceed is shown, except as provided in subdivision (b).” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and traumatic injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Victims of car accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important that accident victims continue to seek medical care following an accident. Insurance companies may try to argue that a victim was not that seriously injured if they fail to seek medical care after an accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Keystone Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the driver of the Subaru and Helen Vermillion as they continue to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Keystone? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help with whatever you need. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you have legal questions or need a free police report about a crash we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.