Two Santa Cruz residents were injured recently in a head-on vehicle crash
on Graham Hill Road, according to a recent article in the
San Jose Mercury News.
According to police, the crash involved a black sports car and a pickup
truck. The car’s driver, a Ben Lomond resident, was traveling down
the road when she crossed the center line and hit the pickup truck. The
truck had one driver and two passengers, all men from Santa Cruz. Both
vehicles were totaled in the accident.
The woman was transported to Dominican Hospital with life-threatening injuries
and is currently listed in critical condition. The driver of the pickup
truck also suffered serious injuries, but he is expected to survive. He
was taken to Stanford Hospital via helicopter for treatment. The other
two men, both in their twenties, were not seriously hurt.
Police are currently investigating the accident. They say that they believe
the car’s driver had alcohol in her system at the time of the crash,
which may explain why her car crossed the center line. Police have not
yet been able to determine if speed also played a role in the accident.
Defensive driving may reduce the risk of an accident, but it can’t
keep you away from all negligent or reckless drivers. If you’ve
been injured in a car accident in California, please don’t hesitate
to contact the experienced
Santa Cruz car accident lawyers at Van Der Walde & Associates. To learn more about your legal rights
and options, call us at (800) 900-0863 today.