Fountain Valley, CA (May 21, 2023) – A passenger was killed in a car accident late Saturday night, May 20, in Fountain Valley when another driver swerved into oncoming traffic, according to police.
According to the Fountain Valley Police Department, the head-on accident occurred just before midnight on Bushard Street, close to Swift Avenue.
Police said a 34-year-old man from Hawaiian Gardens was driving north on Bushard Street when he veered into the median and into southbound lanes. The man was driving a silver Infiniti FX35.
The Infiniti then struck a southbound 2015 Nissan Sentra. Per authorities, the Nissan’s passenger was declared deceased at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was transferred to the hospital in critical condition, while the driver of the Infiniti sustained just minor injuries.
No further details have been released, and officers did not say if citations or charges are pending. An investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
According to annual traffic statistics from 2019, 3,606 persons died in car accidents in California as a result of 3,316 fatal motor vehicle collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With 3,615 fatalities from 3,294 fatal crashes, Texas was the only state with more fatalities in 2019. According to data from the last four years, there were 3,606 fatal car accidents in California in 2019, 3,798 in 2018, 3,884 in 2017, and 3,837 in 2016.
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