2 Motorists Airlifted in 2-Vehicle Crash on Highway 49
Grass Valley, CA (June 22, 2023) On Monday, 68-year-old Wesley Besaw of Grass Valley and 57-year-old Kristi Mathews of Berkeley were seriously hurt after a head-on collision on Highway 49.
According to the CHP, the 2-vehicle crash happened around noon on a two-lane stretch near Mack Road, south of McKnight Road.
Reports say that both vehicles had sole occupants, and both drivers suffered serious injuries due to the collision. Officials say that Mathews sustained major, unspecified, internal injuries and Besaw may have had a broken leg. Both patients were airlifted to Sutter-Roseville Medical Center.
CHP is investigating the 2-vehicle crash but believes that Mathews may have been at fault. Officials say that the area is a dangerous spot, with not much shoulder width and little room for error.
Traffic Collisions Could Happen Any Minute
Traffic safety continues to be a life-and-death matter. A person dies in a vehicle accident every couple of hours.
Driving your children to school, going to the market, or driving to fill up on gas should not be a life-and-death matter. Even so, the likelihood of car accidents continues to rise.
Moreover, preventing traffic incidents like the head-on collision on Highway 49 is a shared responsibility. It is vital to keep an eye out for those who are on the road with you. Your safety on the road is never guaranteed; however, knowledge is a powerful tool.
What To Do After a Traffic Collision
Each year, around 20-50 million people are injured or become disabled due to an auto crash. To avoid suffering from such incidents, practice safe driving habits on the road at all times.
Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers says, “The most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, they will secure your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.”
Call us if you’re involved in a severe traffic accident similar to the head-on collision on Highway 49. Sweet Lawyers have over 40 years of experience in the legal field.
We know what it takes to win your traffic accident, personal injury, or disability case.
Our legal team promises to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional in your area.