Crash Leaves Man Dead in Visalia
Two vehicles collided on Friday morning in Visalia which killed one man and left another person with major injuries.
According to CHP reports, the fatal collision took place on October 15th around 1:50 a.m. on State Route 137 at Road 68.
The unidentified man was approaching the intersection in his Nissan Pathfinder when he allegedly ran a red light.
As a result, he struck an eastbound Chevy SIlverado on State Route 137.
The male driver of the Nissan was not wearing his seatbelt which caused him to be ejected from the vehicle.
Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities will release his name once notification of kin.
In addition, the driver of the Chevrolet sustained severe injuries and was rushed to Kaweah Health. Their condition, however, is unknown at this time.
Investigators are working to gather answers as to what may have factored into the collision.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019.
Additionally, In the U.S., one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.
Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.