Fatal Traffic Accident on Highway 16
33-year-old Prajal Bista was killed as the result of a two-vehicle collision in Woodland Thursday night.
CHP reported that the crash occurred on Highway 16 around 11 p.m. on April 14th.
A Honda Civic and Chevrolet Impala collided under unclear circumstances at the intersection of Highway 16 and County Road 97.
Upon impact, the Civic crashed into a power pole and the Impala overturned on its roof after colliding with a utility box.
Sadly, Bista, the Honda driver, died at the scene of the crash.
The 25-year-old male driver of the Impala also suffered major injuries and was taken to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Prajal Bista.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
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