Fatal Two-Vehicle Collision on South Turnpike Road
A 33-year-old man was killed in a traffic collision on Saturday afternoon in Stockton.
The crash occurred at about 4:36 p.m. within the 3100 block of South Turnpike Road.
Two vehicles collided for unknown reasons and each man from each vehicle was hospitalized as a result.
Sadly, one of the men, a 33-year-old, later died at the hospital due to his injuries.
His name is being withheld at this time.
It has also been reported that speed was a possible factor in the crash.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
Speeding is without a doubt one of the leading causes in motor vehicle accidents, killing 9,478 people in 2018 according to the NHTSA. It was also a contributing factor in 26% of traffic accidents that resulted in death(s). The dangers of speeding include:
- Loss of control of vehicle
- Increase in crash severity
- Increase in fuel consumption and/or cost
- Reduces the effectiveness of protection equipment
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.