One person was hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash in Chico, Butte County, on Thursday afternoon, March 16, 2023.
According to California Highway Patrol Chico, the collision occurred at about 4:46 p.m. on Hegan Lane.
What led to the crash is currently not known, but it reportedly involved a red Ford Ranger and a silver Toyota Corolla.
At least one person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. How many were involved is unclear at this point.
CHP stated that improper backing is being looked into as a possible cause of the crash.
Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Car accidents are a leading cause of unintentional death and injury in the United States. Additionally, automobile accidents account for roughly ten million injuries and as many as two as million deaths in the world.
The National Safety Council estimated that traffic-related fatalities in the United States increased by 8.3 percent in 2020. This followed a downward trend that lasted for three years. Vehicle accidents claimed the lives of 39,107 individuals in 2019. There were a total of 42,338 in 2020.
As many as 3,847 people lost their lives in automobile accidents in California that year in 2020. Around 41%, or 1,587 people, were killed in multi-vehicle accidents involving two or more cars. A majority (59%) of fatalities were caused by single-car collisions (2,260).
What to Do After a Car Accident
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