[05-04-2024] Madera County, CA – 11-Year-Old Girl Killed, Others Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Along Highway 41

[05-04-2024] 11-Year-Old Girl Killed, Others Injured Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Along Highway 41An 11-year-old girl was killed, and others were injured following a multi-vehicle collision along Highway 41, Madera County, on Saturday afternoon, May 4, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the three-vehicle collision happened around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 41 at Jewels Vista Court.

Authorities stated that a man driving a cream-colored GMC Yukon was heading south on Highway 41 in the rain when he lost control of the vehicle, causing him to turn sideways into the northbound lane.

As a result, the driver of a silver Chevy Silverado approaching north crashed into the right side of the GMC. Another driver heading south in a white Buick Enclave attempted to avoid the crash but ended up hitting the Silverado.

Police said that an 11-year-old girl inside the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants of GMC suffered moderate injuries, and another two people in that same car sustained major injuries. They were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

The man driving the Silverado and a passenger in the Buick had minor injuries due to the collision.

No further information was released. Investigations are ongoing.

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What To Do After A Car Accident In Madera County

No one can predict a car crash or collision, but you can prepare for one. Having a car accident checklist in your glove box can help you stay calm and organized after a car crash. It can tell you what to do, what not to do, and how best to protect your rights. You aren’t alone after a severe collision.

Whether you are the injured victim or the family of a deceased loved one, here’s what to do after a car accident:

  1. Stay Calm – Stay on the scene and make sure everyone is okay. Check yourself for injuries first, and then check others. Remain calm, and try your best to regain composure.
  2. Get to a Safe Location – Move disabled vehicles to the side of the road if you can. Put your emergency flashers on to help prevent further collisions. Get somewhere safe to wait for the police.
  3. Call 911 – Call the police to report your accident. Unless your crash was very minor, with no injuries or property damage, you should call the cops. Police can document the incident, gather information, and make it part of an official record.
  4. Exchange Information – Swap names, phone numbers, and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved in the accident. If possible, take photos of the vehicles, license plates, and other vital details.
  5. Do Not Admit Fault – This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident. Stick only to the facts of what happened when speaking with a police officer, but never admit fault or say “sorry.” Nevertheless, be as detailed as possible in your description of the collision.
  6. Seek Medical Attention – Go to the hospital or your primary doctor as soon as possible. Immediate medical care can help reduce the damage you suffer from injuries. Tests and scans can identify internal injuries that may not show symptoms yet.
  7. Report to Your Insurance Company – Most insurers have time limits for how soon you must report an accident in California. Call quickly and follow the agent’s directions for reporting your crash.
  8. Speak to Insurance Adjusters – As soon as the day of your accident, you may receive a phone call from the other party’s insurance company. You may speak to the claims adjuster, but do not give away any more information than is necessary. Do not record a statement or accept an insurance settlement offer until you speak to an attorney.
  9. Create a File – Keep accident-related documents together and organized. Your file should include a copy of the police report, medical bills, the other driver’s information, injury treatment plans, and any other documents you’ve collected regarding the incident.
  10. Call Our Car Accident Lawyers – When in doubt, give us a call at (888) 488-1391. We offer free consultations so you can discuss your car crash without risk or obligation. We can determine whether your case has merit, help you talk to insurance companies, and assist you in filing a personal injury claim if necessary. Our California car accident lawyers are here for you. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

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Car Accident Statistics

Based on data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2021, motor vehicle accidents accounted for 21% of the total preventable injury-related deaths in the US. Approximately 19,515 deaths involving traffic crashes were recorded from January to June 2023, which is 3.3% less than the total 20,190 deaths reported in the first half of 2022.

For the first half of 2023, the NHTSA recorded 2,061 fatalities in California due to motor vehicle accidents. The state had a total of 160,819 fatal and injury crashes in the previous year.

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