A woman died while a man was critically wounded after their vehicle crashed into an embankment in Modesto on Saturday morning, March 18, 2023.
The Modesto Police Department reported that the fatal single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Scenic Drive and Coffee Road.
The authorities received multiple reports of a gray pickup truck going over an embankment into Dry Creek, making it difficult for the responders from the Modesto Fire’s Technical Rescue Team to get to. The circumstances that led to the crash remain under investigation.
A female passenger was declared dead at the scene. The male driver was reportedly awake and conscious. He was extricated and sent to the hospital with major injuries. No further details were released on their identities and the driver’s condition.
Alcohol or drug use did not seem to have contributed to the crash. There is currently no additional information available as the investigation continues.
Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the United States, automotive accidents are the leading cause of accidental death and injury each year. Every year, over two million people are killed and ten million are wounded as a result of automobile-related incidents around the world.
The National Safety Council reported an 8.3 percent rise in the number of U.S. citizens killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2020. In the three years before this, the numbers had been steadily falling.
There were 39,107 fatalities caused by automobile accidents in the United States in 2019. The total number of deaths in 2020 rose to 42,338.
The year 2020 had 3,847 fatalities in California due to automobiles. A total of 1,587 or 41% of those deaths were the result of accidents involving multiple cars. Single-vehicle accidents accounted for the majority of fatalities (59%) with 2,260 deaths.
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