John Haugen Killed in Head-On Collision

John Haugen Killed in Head-On Collision

[Lincoln, CA] – John Haugen Passed Away, One Other Hurt in Head-On Collision on Athens Avenue 

John Haugen of Rocklin Killed in Head-On Crash, Gary Barbier Injured on Athens Avenue 

December 30, 2020 – John Haugen, age 68, was killed on Monday afternoon around 11:30 A.M. Moreover, Gary Barbier, age 59, was also hurt in a head-on crash on Athens Avenue. 
  
Also, the fatal incident happened at the intersection with North Foothills Boulevard. 
  
According to witnesses, Mr. Haugen was driving a Chevy SUV at a slow speed heading east on Athens Avenue. Then, he began to swerve in the lane causing him to strike a white Ford Utility truck head-on. 
  
Additionally, one witness told officers that it looked like Mr. Haugen might have had a non-specified medical emergency. 
  
Unfortunately, when emergency responders arrived, they located Mr. Haugen in the driver’s seat non-responsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In The Aftermath

Meanwhile, the Ford driver, Mr. Barbier, suffered minor injuries. As a result, emergency responders transported him to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment. 
  
Furthermore, official authorities do not consider drugs or alcohol to be factored in the fatal accident. 
  
Still, emergency workers shut down traffic lanes in the area for about two hours for the investigation. 

Different Types of Collisions  

Car accidents can happen for many varied reasons.   

There are several dynamics that could influence a vehicle collision.   

Here are a few examples of the diverse types of auto collisions.  

Multi-Vehicle Collisions  

This type of collision often involves many different vehicles.   

What is more, this type of collision primarily occurs on a freeway.   

This type of collision will often yield many fatalities.   

Furthermore, with so many vehicles tightly enclosed together, it can be difficult for rescuers to help.   

Additionally, drivers are often hit from the side in these types of collisions.  

Single Car Collisions  

A single car collision involves only 1 car.   

Still, while the vehicle may crash into a pole, tree, or building, innocent people can be at risk of getting hurt.  

This type of collision can lead to property damages.   

Also, there is a good risk of potentially life-threatening injuries.  

Rear-End Collisions  

A rear-end collision happens when a vehicle crashes into another vehicle that is in front of it.   

Subsequently, the collision may be caused due to sudden deceleration of the vehicle in front of you.  

Additionally, the vehicle in the back accelerating faster than the vehicle in front of it is another example.   

A common injury related to rear end collisions, is whiplash.   

As a result, the driver of the vehicle that rear ends the other vehicle is typically held responsible for the collision.   

However, there are exceptions.  

Sideswipe Collisions  

These types of accidents happen when two parallel cars contact each other.   

Also, the amount of damage can depend on the speed and direction of the vehicles.   

Although, the damage may be minimal, this type of accident can cause one of the drivers to lose control of their vehicles.  

Unfortunately, people can get injured from this type of collision as well.  

Head-On Collisions  

A Head-on collision is when two vehicles hit each other with their front ends.   

Also, hood to hood is one of the most intense types of auto collisions.   

Additionally, the result is quite often deadly for at least one of the drivers.  

Side Impact Collisions  

A side impact collision happens when the front of a vehicle smashes into the side of another vehicle.   

These types of collisions have the potential to have fatal outcomes.  

Furthermore, a common term for this type of collision is called a “T-bone.”  

Due to, the shape of the vehicles forming a letter T. 


To the family and friends of John Haugen, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you. 


Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.

Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.

This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings. 

Call us for a free consultation at (310) 914 – 8484

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