Head-On Crash Kills Man in Madera

Person Injured and One Killed in Head-On Collision on September 30th

The deadly crash took place around 5:15 a.m. on Avenue 7, per reports. 

CHP reported that a Honda Civic and Chevy S-10 pickup collided head-on for reasons unknown.

When emergency personnel arrived they were needed to extricate both drivers from their vehicle. 

Sadly, one of the drivers did not make it and was pronounced dead at the scene. Their name has not been disclosed pending notification of kin. 

The other driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of their unspecified injuries. 

Additionally, the bed of the pickup truck had a dog in it which was taken by animal control. It is unclear whether or not the dog sustained injuries.

The collision remains under investigation. 

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
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