Six people sustained injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Banning, Riverside County, on Thursday morning, March 23, 2023.
The Riverside County Fire Department reported that the crash occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. at 160 West Nicolet Street, about half a mile north of Interstate 10.
The responding officers and engine crews arrived at the scene and located two vehicles mangled together in the center of the two-lane roadway. It was unclear how the collision happened.
Both vehicles’ occupants suffered injuries. Five people were brought to a hospital for treatment after sustaining minor injuries. Another person was hospitalized for moderate injuries. The parties involved were not named.
No further information was available as the Banning Police Department continued its investigation. It’s unknown whether intoxication or speeding played a role.
Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Vehicle collisions account for the great majority of preventable injuries and deaths in the United States. Worldwide, traffic accidents cause about 10 million injuries and 2 million deaths annually.
According to the National Safety Council, the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the United States rose by 8.3 percent in 2020. These numbers have been falling steadily for the previous three years before 2020.
There were 39,107 people killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019. In 2020, that figure increased to 42,338.
In 2020, there were 3,847 people killed in car accidents in California. Accidents involving several vehicles accounted for 1,587 deaths (or 41%) of the total. More than half, or 2,260 (59%) lives, were lost in single-car accidents.
More than three-quarters (77%) of injuries, 71% of collisions with injuries, and 72% of collisions overall included two or more vehicles. Around 8,000 individuals died or were injured in angle collisions in 2020.
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