Two Injured, Suspects Fled on Shasta County Accident
Shasta County, CA (May 23, 2021) – On Friday, two drivers were injured in a hit-and-run crash on Keswick Dam Road.
The accident took place at the intersection of Quartz Hill Road, wherein three cars were involved.
A black Mercedes was eastbound on Keswick Dam Road when it rear-ended a white Subaru.
Then, the Subaru crossed into westbound traffic where it crashed with a Dodge pickup truck.
The Mercedes’ driver and passenger, a man and a woman, got out of the vehicle and ran into a large brush area to escape the crash scene.
CHP sent a helicopter and officers out to find the two suspects but they did not locate them.
Meanwhile, the officers said the Mercedes’ registration was not updated. CHP believes the last owner of the vehicle was not involved in the accident and that the new owner did not register it.
Emergency responders took the Subaru and Dodge drivers to a local hospital for minor injury treatment.
Moreover, in order to take in, process, and respond to everything happening on the road, you have to constantly scan the road about half to a full mile ahead. This way, you can tell if you’ll need to let go of the gas pedal and prepare for a stop.
Prevent Crash Injuries
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. This is because accidents are a major public health threat. As a matter of fact, traffic accidents are a leading cause of injuries in the U.S.
Here are some ways that we can practice defensive driving:
– First, always drive at the speed limit.
– Then, never ever assume that you know another driver’s intention.
– Also, always be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– Yield at intersections, especially if another vehicle is recklessly trying to take your turn.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as cell phones or other devices.
So, reach out to our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident.
Injuries are often not obvious until months after when it is too late to obtain compensation.
Call us right away. Our number is (800) 674 7852. You may also check our website and chat with our live agents.