Woman & Child Killed in Highway 33 Collision
Two vehicles collided head-on in Coalinga on Monday afternoon, resulting in the death of three unidentified people.
Per CHP, the accident took place at 2:40 p.m. on May 2nd.
A Dodge pickup truck and Dodge Caravan collided within the southbound lanes of Highway 33 under unclear circumstances.
Due to the impact, the Caravan became engulfed in flames.
Sadly, the driver of the Caravan, along with a woman and child in the pickup, died at the scene.
Investigators are actively working to determine fault for the crash.
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.