One person was killed while another was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Riverside County on Friday night, March 10, 2023.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, the deadly crash occurred at about 8:00 p.m. at Markham Street and Brown Street in the census-designated place of Mead Valley.
The circumstances that led up to the collision were not yet established by the authorities, but two unidentified vehicles crashed, causing one to reportedly flip over.
One person was ejected from one of the vehicles due to the impact. The ejected victim was declared dead at the site. Another person sustained minor injuries and was sent to the hospital in an unknown condition.
No further details on the crash and the victims’ identities were immediately available as the investigation continued. Whether speeding or intoxication played a role is currently unknown.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of accidental death and injury in the United States. On top of that, car accidents are responsible for over two million deaths and ten million injuries annually around the world.
According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, there was an 8.3% increase in traffic-related fatalities in the United States, reversing a three-year downward trend. In 2019, there have been 39,107 people killed in motor vehicle collisions. The following year, in 2020, there were 42,338.
In 2020, 3,847 people were killed in car accidents in California. Only one car was involved in most of the fatalities (2,260 deaths or 59%), while nearly half (1,587 deaths or 41%) included numerous cars.
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