Fiery Two-Vehicle Collision Claimed The Life Of Two People on September 9th in Tulare
According to CHP, the fatal collision took place just before 8:30 p.m. on Highway 99.
A semi-truck and car collided for reasons unknown which resulted in the car bursting into flames immediately after.
Two unidentified occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene.
Moreover, the driver of the semi did not sustain any injuries.
One lane on Highway 99 was shut down by authorities for a period of time.
The tragic accident remains under investigation.
It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
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