Three people were injured following a multi-vehicle collision in Salinas on Thursday afternoon, March 09, 2023.
According to the Salinas Fire Department, the three-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. on South Sanborn Road.
The circumstances leading to the crash remained unknown, but each vehicle had at least one occupant who sustained moderate injuries.
The victims were transported to a nearby trauma center in unknown conditions. The total number of people involved is unclear at this point.
Only one lane of South Sanborn heading toward Highway 101 was open for traffic for roughly 30 minutes while the debris was being cleared.
The investigation continues, including whether speeding or intoxication played a role. No further information was immediately available.
Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the United States, automotive accidents are the largest source of both accidental death and injury. In addition, about two million people die and ten million are injured each year as a result of motor vehicle collisions worldwide.
The National Safety Council stated that the three-year downward trend in traffic-related fatalities in the United States had been reversed in 2020, with an 8.3% increase. In 2019, there have been 39,107 fatalities attributed to automobile accidents. In the year 2020, there were 42,338.
There were 3,847 fatalities in automobile accidents in California in 2020. The majority of the fatalities (2,260 or 59%) involved only one car, while nearly half (1,587 or 41%) included multiple vehicles.
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