Two people were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle collision in La Cresta near Murrieta in Riverside County on Thursday noon, February 23, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash involving three vehicles occurred around 11:58 a.m. on the eastbound Clinton Keith Road east of Avenida La Cresta.
The report said a vehicle rear-ended two other vehicles, one of which was towing a trailer, that were stopped on the road. Two people outside of the stopped cars sustained injuries due to the crash. They were rushed to the hospital in unknown condition.
The traffic in the area was diverted around the restricted portion of Clinton Keith Road by 1:45 p.m. as the responders waited for the wreckage to be towed.
The cause of the collision is still being looked into by the CHP officials. No further details were immediately available.
Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the United States, automobile collisions account for the highest rate of both accidental fatality and emergency room visits. Every year, automobile accidents cause two million deaths and ten million injuries across the globe.
Preventable causes like drunk driving, speeding, and not using seatbelts were cited by the National Safety Council as reasons for the increase in traffic fatalities reported in 2020. Prior to that year’s 8.3% increase, the death rate had dropped for three consecutive years. Death by automobile accident claimed the lives of 39,107 Americans in 2019. By the year 2020, that figure had risen to 42,338.
There were 3,847 fatal car accidents in California in the year 2020. 2,260 people were killed in accidents involving only one vehicle (59%), while 1,587 people were killed in collisions involving two or more vehicles (41%).
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