Tragic news came in last weekend as Xavier Selzer, a 22-year-old Hayward resident, lost his life in a wrong-way collision in Sunnyvale. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of April 23 on Highway 237, near the border with Santa Clara.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Selzer was a passenger in a car traveling westbound on Highway 237 when it collided head-on with a car traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes. The driver of the wrong-way car, who has not yet been identified, also died in the crash. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time, but CHP is investigating.
This tragic accident is a reminder of the dangers of wrong-way driving. It is a particularly dangerous type of accident because it usually occurs at high speeds and often results in severe injuries and fatalities. In fact, wrong-way crashes are more likely to result in fatalities than other types of accidents. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, wrong-way driving accidents are responsible for about 300 deaths each year in the United States.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a wrong-way collision, it is important to seek legal help from an experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyer. The Avian Law Group has a team of experienced attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases, including those involving wrong-way collisions. We understand how traumatic and life-changing these accidents can be, and we are committed to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a wrong-way collision, contact the Avian Law Group today to schedule a free consultation. Our team can help you understand your legal options and determine the best course of action for your case. You don’t have to face this difficult time alone. Let our experienced attorneys fight for your rights and help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.