[11-06-2021] Tulare County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Head-On Collision in Porterville

A 53-year-old man identified as Lusi C. was killed after a deadly head-on collision in Porterville on Saturday evening, November 6, 2021.

[11-06-2021] Tulare County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Head-On Collision in PortervilleThe crash happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 65 and Tea Pot Dome Avenue in Porterville.

The 53-year-old man was driving his black GMC Canyon pickup southbound in the northbound lanes for unclear reasons. He then collided head-on with an oncoming white Dodge Caravan.

The two involved vehicles were traveling at 65 miles per hour at the time of the accident. Full and empty beer cans were found in the GMC Canyon pickup.

The 53-year-old man driving the GMC Canyon pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the Dodge driver was seriously injured in the crash and was airlifted to Kaweah Health.

Authorities believe that alcohol may have played a role in the crash. Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call the Porterville Police Department Traffic Unit at (559) 782-7400.

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Fatal Head-On Collision Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2020, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year, despite the coronavirus pandemic being expected to reduce the number of people on the road.

In this case, a head-on collision occurred. When the front ends of two or more vehicles collide, a head-on collision occurs. Because of the force of the crash when the cars collide, they are frequently more fatal.

Head-on collisions account for less than 2% of all mishaps, but they account for more than 10% of all driving fatalities. These collisions are caused by various factors, including distracted driving, drunk driving, driver fatigue, and mechanical failure.

Tulare County Wrongful Death Attorney for Car Accident Victims

Every day, car accidents occur on California’s highways, with some resulting in serious injuries and, in the worst cases, death. For the deceased’s family members, the aftermath of a fatal collision is always unbearable.

Unfortunately, many fatal car accidents in California are caused by the carelessness of one or more drivers. Working with an experienced California accident lawyer who understands how to prove liability and can communicate with the other party’s insurance company on your behalf is critical.

Lawyers can also assist the victim’s family in filing a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim can assist you in paying for the high medical bills and other expenses incurred as a result of the accident. It can also help those who have lost their income due to injury or the untimely death of a loved one in an accident.

Were you a victim of a fatal head-on collision? Contact our Kern County wrongful death attorneys from Arash Law attorneys immediately. We are happy to assist you throughout the claims process. Our offices are located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. Call (888) 488-1391 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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