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Head on Car Collision in Richmond Claims a Life According to CHP

By Kelly Balamuth on October 23, 2015

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a head-on car accident near Richmond last weekend that claimed at least one life.

The crash happened on the San Pablo Dam Road near the intersection with Castro Ranch Road, according to a news report from NBC Bay Area. Police, firefighters, and paramedics who responded to the scene were forced to close both lanes of traffic to assist crash victims. The road remained closed for approximately four hours. Police are still investigating the causes of the crash.

Traffic safety statistics in California in recent years paint a grim picture. After years of decreasing injuries and deaths on our state’s roads, California saw a jump of 1.2 percent in car accident deaths between 2012 and 2013. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) estimates that 2,966 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2012, compared to 3,000 deaths in 2013.

The number of deaths caused by drunk or drugged drivers has also increased in recent years. According to OTS, deaths increased from 829 in 2012 to 867 in 2013. Nearly one in three drivers involved in fatal accidents tested positive for alcohol, prescription medications, or illegal drugs. This percentage has risen every year for nearly a decade, according to the OTS.

California car accident lawyers strive not only to seek justice for injured drivers and their families, but also to actively promote driving safety for everyone on California’s roads. If you have been in an accident and need to speak with the experienced attorney, call Balamuth Law. We can be reached at (888) 254-1234.

Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/CHP-Responds-to-Fatal-Head-On-Collision-in-Richmond-329611771.html

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