A 19-year-old man was killed following a two-vehicle collision in Victorville on Saturday evening, February 25, 2023.
The Victorville Police Department reported that the fatal crash occurred around 10:01 p.m. near the Hesperia Road and Ottawa Street intersection.
The driver, identified as Abraham M., was declared dead on the spot. He was driving a silver Nissan Sentra north on Hesperia Road when he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a southbound white Nissan Altima just after passing the intersection.
The driver of the Altima, 32-year-old Victorville resident Jose G., stayed on the scene and cooperated with the authorities. There is no information on whether he was injured or not.
All lanes of Hesperia Road in both directions, between Nisqualli Road and Green Tree Boulevard, were shut down for several hours while the investigation continued.
The investigation was taken over by deputies from the Victorville Station Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T). No further details were immediately available.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
When it comes to unintentional mortality and hospitalization, auto accidents far surpass any other cause in the United States. Worldwide, two million lives are lost and ten million are injured every year because of motor-vehicular accidents.
According to the National Safety Council, the number of avoidable deaths on the roads rose in 2020. For the previous three years leading up to that one’s 8.3% increase, the death rate had been falling steadily. In 2019, there were 39,107 deaths caused by automobile accidents in the United States. By the year 2020, that number had increased to 42,338.
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