A driver believed to be in his 50s was killed, and another was injured in a two-vehicle collision in Chula Vista on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023.
According to the Chula Vista Police Department, the incident happened in the 700 block of E Street at around 6:00 a.m.
Chula Vista Police Sgt. Anthony M. said that the male driver was heading westbound on E Street when he swerved into a turning lane and crashed into the female driver waiting to make a turn into a Mcdonald’s parking lot.
Chula Vista Fire Department personnel rescued the male driver from the wreckage and performed life-saving procedures, but his injuries proved too severe, and he died.
The female driver was rushed to the hospital to monitor her condition. It is unclear whether she sustained minor or major injuries.
This driver’s identity will be withheld until his next of kin is notified.
It is uncertain whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision.
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Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision Statistics
Approximately one car accident occurs every 60 seconds in the United States. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death and severe injury in the United States, particularly among those aged 2 to 34. It kills or injures approximately 2 million people annually.
In California, where there are numerous unintentional traffic fatalities, vehicles account for more than 10,000 deaths annually. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), in 2020, there were 35,766 fatal crashes and 38,824 fatalities.
The number of fatal car accidents in the state has increased by 23.5% since 2013. In 2017, there were 485,866 car accidents, resulting in 3,898 fatalities and 276,823 injuries. In 2018, the state had nine traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents.
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