[11-13-2021] Kings County, CA – One Person Killed, Another Injured After a Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision near Salem Avenue

An unidentified 74-year-old man was killed while another person was injured after a multi-vehicle collision near Salem Avenue on Saturday morning, November 13, 2021.

[11-13-2021] Kings County, CA - One Person Killed, Another Injured After a Deadly Multi-Vehicle Collision near Salem AvenueThe deadly crash transpired at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the area of Dairy Avenue near Salem Avenue.

A Freightliner semi-truck struck a Caterpillar backhoe that was traveling on the shoulder of a dirt road near Salem Avenue. Due to the severity of the impact, the 74-year-old man driving the Caterpillar backhoe was ejected from his vehicle.

A few moments after the initial crash, a passing truck hit both the semi-truck and the Caterpillar backhoe.

The driver of the Caterpillar was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the semi-truck driver was taken to Kaweah Health Medical Center with minor injuries. The third driver was unhurt in the mishap.

The accident is currently under further investigation. Authorities will attempt to determine the factors and the liability in the accident.

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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Statistics

The consequences of these traffic collisions can be long-lasting or even lethal. The best way to avoid this is to drive safely.

Accidents involving motor vehicles are all too common in the United States, which is regrettable. There were 33,654 people killed in car accidents in the United States last year. Car accidents claimed the lives of more than 36,560 people throughout that year.

A multi-vehicle accident occurs when there are three or more vehicles involved in a collision. There is a high probability that they result from a “chain-reaction” crash, in which one vehicle collides with another, setting off a cascade of collisions.

It’s easier to blame someone else when there are several defendants and multiple parties involved. An accident victim may be left with no one to pay for their damages if they point the finger of blame. After a multi-vehicle accident, a skilled automobile accident lawyer must ensure that your legal rights are protected.

In this case, a big rig was involved in the collision. The economy cannot function without semi-trucks. Every year, the trucking industry in the United States transports billions of dollars worth of goods. Many big rigs on the road, unfortunately, cause hundreds of traffic accidents.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), big rig trucks’ fatality rate has increased by 30 percent since 2009. There were 4,102 traffic fatalities involving a big rig in 2017 alone.

Fatal Collision Attorneys for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Kings County

Victims of deadly automobile accidents might be of any age. They frequently follow the rules and even wear seatbelts, and drive defensively for their safety. Every year, several hundred people are killed or injured in severe car accidents in California.

When driving on California’s scenic highways, keep an eye out for semi-trucks. These enormous vehicles have their own set of driving hazards, and driving defensively is always in your best interests.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal semi-truck accident, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a competent attorney.

Whatever the cause of your loved one’s deadly vehicle accident, a fatal car accident lawyer can advise you on what to do next.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal multi-vehicle crash, you can rely on our Kings County collision attorneys at Arash Law. They can act as dependable legal guides while you are going through this difficult moment. We will also fiercely negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that you obtain the reimbursement that you are entitled to. To book your free no-obligation fatal car accident case assessment, call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or contact us online today.

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