Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Woman Dies Another Injured in Foothills Head On Collision

Under the reasonable duty of care, motorists are responsible for any accident that they may cause. Because of this, they are expected to exert extra effort in being cautious when driving around other vehicles.

Also, they must use all safety equipments, such as seatbelts, as this has been proven to reduce the number of casualties in vehicle crashes.

Two female drivers in their 50’s were recently involved in a head-on collision in Foresthill. One of them was wearing her seatbelt and lived while the other who did not wear her safety belt died.

The 52-year old Foothills woman identified as Pamela Hawkins was said to be driving a Chrysler Sebring near Happy Pines Drive when the head-on collision with a GMC Acadia occurred.

Hawkins died while the driver of the GMC, who was wearing her seatbelt, survived with serious injuries and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center. She was identified as 56-year-old Graciela Mata.