Madera County Crash Leaves 1 Killed & 1 Injured
Two vehicles collided head-on in Madera County on Sunday evening, resulting in a death and an injury.
The accident took place just after 7 p.m. on March 27th, according to CHP.
It was on Avenue 7 ½ where an 89-year-old man heading west in a truck veered into oncoming traffic.
As a result, an eastbound Toyota Venza swerved to avoid the truck and ended up off the roadway.
Unfortunately, the truck then collided with a Toyota Sequoia head-on.
The 89-year-old male driver sadly died at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
In addition, the other driver was taken to Madera Hospital with minor injuries.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.