An elderly person was killed while three others were injured after a two-vehicle head-on collision in Chollas View, San Diego, on Sunday afternoon, March 05, 2023.
According to the San Diego Police Department and Fire-Rescue Department, the deadly crash occurred at about 1:00 p.m. on the 4500 block of Market Street.
The collision involved a 1993 Nissan Maxima sedan heading west that veered across the center line before colliding head-on with a 2018 Lexus RX350 SUV going east.
The rescue workers had to extricate for roughly 20 minutes the Nissan’s 63-year-old driver pinned inside the wreckage. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. His identity was withheld until the next of kin was notified.
The three occupants of the Lexus sustained minor injuries and were reportedly sent to the hospital. No further updates on their current conditions were released.
No other information was available as the SDPD Traffic Division unit looked further into what caused the fatal collision.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Car accidents are the leading cause of unintentional death and serious injury among Americans. Meanwhile, more than two million people are killed and five times that number are injured each year as a result of traffic accidents all over the world.
The National Safety Council found that in 2020, after three years of decline, traffic deaths increased by 8.3 percent. There were 39,107 fatalities caused by automobile accidents in the United States in 2019. By the year 2020, that figure had increased to 42,338.
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