A woman and her two grandchildren suffered injuries Tuesday in a solo vehicle rollover crash in Healdsburg, report media outlets.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at 8:38 a.m., the 51-year-old Healdsburg woman was driving a 2002 Ford Expedition southbound on Highway 101 north of Arata Lane when she attempted to change lanes and lost control of the sport utility vehicle. The SUV hit the center divider and flipped several times before coming to rest on its roof and blocking traffic.
Rescue crews responded to the crash scene and extracted the woman who had suffered major head trauma from the vehicle. The woman’s two grandchildren, a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries. All three were transported to a Santa Rosa hospital.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are thought to have contributed to the crash.
Emergency personnel shut down all lanes upon their arrival at the crash scene. Lanes reopened at 9:18 a.m.
Being a San Francisco car accident attorney, I am very aware of the types of injuries that people can suffer in a car accident and the challenges of recuperating from those injuries. I wish the woman and her grandchildren a rapid recovery from their injuries.
As a car accident lawyer, I am moved to remind motorists to always use caution when changing lanes and to stay alert to changing traffic conditions.