Deadly Head-On Collision in Modesto

One Killed in Fiery Crash at Main Street and Carpenter Road 

Two vehicles collided head-on in Modesto Monday morning, resulting in one person being killed. 

Per CHP, the crash occurred at 5:43 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Carpenter Road.

An SUV and Honda collided as the result of one veering into the path of the other on February 28th.

The SUV became engulfed in flames upon impact and both vehicles sustained major front-end damage. 

Unfortunately, one person died as a result.

A portion of the roadway was shut down as crews worked at the scene. 

Tow trucks were also used to remove both vehicles from the scene. 

Anyone with information on the accident is urged to contact CHP. 

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.