[06-12-2024] Madera County, CA – One Killed, Two Others Injured After Pursuit Led To Reckless Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 41 north of Oakhurst

[06-12-2024] One Killed, Two Others Injured After Pursuit Led To Reckless Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 41 north of OakhurstOne person was killed, and two others were injured after a pursuit led to a reckless multi-vehicle collision in Madera County on Wednesday afternoon, June 12, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened on Highway 41 near Road 222 to Bass Lake north of Oakhurst.

Authorities stated that the collision involved a Toyota Yaris, a Chevrolet Traverse, and a Nissan. The 35-year-old man in the Toyota did not want to pay for his camping fees, so he drove away from Yosemite Rangers and initiated a pursuit.

The high-speed chase continues on Highway 41 at approximately 80 miles per hour. CHP tried to stop the Toyota, but the suspect continued to drive at a high speed and collided with the back of the Nissan.

As a result, the driver lost control, crashed into the northbound Chevrolet Traverse, and overturned. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and at least two occupants from the other involved vehicles sustained injuries. Details on the identities of the victims were not immediately known.

No further information was released, and the authorities are still gathering the necessary details to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Investigations are ongoing.

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What Should You Do After A Madera County Car Accident?

First, you should check on all passengers, drivers, and pedestrians involved. If they need medical help, call for an ambulance immediately. Make sure that you don’t move anyone who is unconscious or reports back or neck pain unless their life is in imminent danger, for example, from a fire or oncoming traffic. Since car accidents are unexpected, you also need to do the following:

  1. Call the police to report any deaths, injuries, or substantial property damage. Get the names and badge numbers of the officers who are at the scene of the accident. Later, call the police department and request an accident report.
  2. Take pictures of all parties involved, including their driver’s licenses, insurance cards, and respective vehicles. Remember to capture any visible damages, skid marks, and the vehicles’ points of rest.
  3. Take note of the street names, traffic lights, and signs.
  4. Talk to the witnesses and obtain their phone numbers and addresses.
  5. Preserve evidence by taking pictures of your injuries.
  6. Seek medical attention, even if you feel like your injuries are minor.
  7. Call our injury law firm’s California reckless driving accident lawyer for a free case review. We can determine whether your case has merit, secure accident reports, and other critical documents for you, assist with insurance negotiations, and help with filing a personal injury claim.

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Reckless Driving Accident Statistics

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of unintentional deaths and injuries in the US. Every year, car accidents claim the lives of two million people and injure ten million more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines reckless driving as “willful disregard” for the safety of other road users. The NHTSA also recorded 11,258 fatalities caused by speeding in 2020. In Madera County, 211 speed-related crashes either resulted in injuries or fatalities, according to data from the latest OTS Crash Rankings Results.

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