1 Seriously Injured in Head-On Accident on Highway 44 near Miller Ranch Road
SHINGLETOWN, CA (December 29, 2021) – Four people sustained injuries in a head-on accident on Highway 44, Saturday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened on December 25, at about 1:30 p.m. Due to unknown circumstances, two passenger sedans collided near Miller Ranch Road.
The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to lose control. As per reports, one vehicle went off the embankment and the other vehicle came to rest on top of a guardrail.
A CHP helicopter transported one victim to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. Meanwhile, three other victims were hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries.
Responders closed Highway 44 for at least two hours to make way for clearing operations.
CHP believes that the ice-covered two-lane mountain highway contributed to the accident. Officers will release additional information once it becomes available.
When driving, keep your eyes on the road and stay in your lane. Travel at safe speeds, especially if you have to drive in the snow. Strictly follow traffic laws and practice defensive driving at all times.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we understand that no one is ever prepared for a devastating head-on accident. So, our team strives to help car accident victims receive fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages. While you focus on healing and recovery, we will personally work with police reports, insurance claims, and much more. Call us as soon as possible at (800) 895-7199 to request a free, one-on-one consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay absolutely nothing unless we win your case. You can also request a copy of the police report from your or your loved one’s accident.