A 22-year-old woman was killed while her 18-year-old passenger was injured after a quad they were riding crashed into a boulder in Fresno County on Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2023.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal single-vehicle crash occurred at about 4:17 p.m. on Deerbrook Lane and Artesia Lane in Yokuts Valley, formerly known as Squaw Valley.
The victims were both riding a quad in a dirt field when they crashed into a boulder. It’s unclear whether the boulder was there earlier due to the weather.
The woman was declared dead at the site, while her 18-year-old passenger was transported to a nearby hospital after sustaining major injuries.
Both riders were reportedly not wearing helmets. No further details were released on their identities and the passenger’s current condition.
As further investigation continues, there is no evidence linking the crash to drugs or alcohol.
Fatal Single-Car Accident Statistics
According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, the major causes of unintended death and serious injury on the road in the United States were speeding, intoxicated driving, and not using safety measures like seatbelts.
The US death rate rebounded by 8.3% in 2020, following a 3-year decline. There were 42,338 recorded fatalities due to automobile accidents in 2020, up from 39,107 recorded deaths in 2019.
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