An unidentified Oakland man was killed after a multi-vehicle traffic collision on early Sunday morning, May 23.
The deadly collision happened at approximately 1:00 a.m. near the intersection of 11th Street and Lammers Road in Tracy.
Multiple vehicles collided on the roadway for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
One person sustained life-threatening injuries from the crash. Despite the life-saving measures performed by the paramedics, the Oakland man succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.
Occupants from the other vehicles were taken to an area hospital for treatment. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will determine the cause and the liability in the accident.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors in unintentional injury deaths in California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. In 2018, 48 over 100,000 people died from their injuries on average in California.
With so many vehicles sharing the same roads, traffic congestion, gridlock, and (most seriously) car accidents – both deadly accidents and those resulting in severe injuries – will undoubtedly follow.
When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle. Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving.
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