One person was killed while another person was injured after a fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 59 and Sandy Mash Road on Saturday night, October 16.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident happened on Highway 59 and Sandy Mash Road at around 8:30 p.m.
A sedan was initially traveling north on the freeway when it crossed into the southbound lanes for unclear reasons and collided head-on with an oncoming pickup truck,
The pickup truck driver was immediately taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition. Unfortunately, the sedan driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities suspect that speed may have been a factor in the accident. The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the case.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision Statistics
In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the most significant cause of bodily injury. Nearly 2 million people are injured in car accidents each year. In 2019, there were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in 36,096 deaths.
California is responsible for 11% of all automobile fatalities in the United States. In 2017, there were roughly 485,866 car accidents in California, with 3,898 people killed and 276,823 people injured. The number of people killed in car accidents has climbed by 23.5 percent since 2013.
In California, blame for a collision is determined by which motorist was negligent in causing the accident. Both drivers may be at fault at times. Even if this occurs, one motorist may be entitled to seek compensation from the other driver.
Merced County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Two-Vehicle Collisions
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A wrongful death automobile accident lawsuit can also help pay for the high medical bills and other expenditures incurred due to the accident. It can also provide financial assistance to persons who have lost income due to an injury or an untimely death. Our knowledgeable Merced County car accident lawyers will handle everything for you.
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