[02-25-2023] Contra Costa County, CA – One Killed After Car Overturned, Causing Multi-Vehicle Crash in San Pablo

[02-25-2023] One Killed After Car Overturned, Causing Multi-Vehicle Crash in San PabloOne person was killed after a single-car crash that triggered a multi-vehicle pileup in San Pablo on Saturday morning, February 25, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision occurred shortly before 6:00 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 80 at the San Pablo Dam Road exit.

Jarod H., 37, of Oakland, was driving a black Honda CRV when it overturned for reasons still under investigation. The authorities believed he was struck and killed by a second vehicle after crawling out of the wreckage of his car.

Several other vehicles collided with the overturned Honda before the responders arrived. Fortunately, no additional injuries were reported from the people involved. The damaged Honda ended up lying on its roof, upside down, in the highway’s center.

The eastbound freeway was completely shut down for about four hours due to the crash.

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Among all causes of accidental death and hospitalization in the US, car accidents rank first for both. Moreover, two million people lose their lives and ten million are injured every year because of car accidents worldwide.

The National Safety Council attributes the rise in traffic deaths in 2020 to avoidable factors such drunk driving, speeding, and the use of seatbelts. The death rate had decreased for three years in a row prior to that year’s 8.3% increase. In 2019, 39,107 Americans lost their lives in car accidents. It reached 42,338 by 2020.

In the year 2020, 3,847 people were killed in car accidents in California. There were 2,260 fatalities in single-vehicle accidents (59%) and 1,587 deaths in multi-vehicle (two or more) incidents (41%).

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