Keyes, CA (September 7, 2022) – On Sunday morning, September 4, a serious head-on accident was reported in Keyes that tragically killed one person.
According to officials, the accident occurred around 1:10 a.m. on Keyes Road east of Pioneer Road. According to police, a Mazda sedan was traveling eastbound on Keyes Road when it collided head-on at full speed with a Chevy pickup truck in the other lane that was traveling westbound. The impact of the crash severely damaged both of the involved vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to tend to the injured. Upon impact, the driver of the Mazda was thrown from the vehicle and landed on the roadway. Sadly, this person suffered serious head trauma and died at the scene from their injuries. The police have not released the identity of the person who was killed in the accident at this time.
The Chevy pickup truck came to a rest after the impact in an orchard along Keyes Road. The driver suffered major injuries, including a head injury.
The accident closed the area for many hours as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are with the other victim injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.
Southern California is one of the busiest and most dangerous metropolitans in the country. In California, more than 3,500 people die in traffic accidents each year. Traffic-related fatalities have increased steadily over the years. In 2022, reports indicate that more than 1,000 people have died in fatal traffic accidents in just the first three months alone.
Reckless driving is the number one cause of accidents in California and the country. There are many reckless activities that drivers engage in, including texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving. Each driver on the road owes a duty of care to the other drivers that they will operate their vehicle safely and responsibly. Failing to do so opens up the reckless driver to liability for any resulting injuries and harm they caused by their failure to act responsibly.
Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with and is a very overwhelming and emotional experience. Unfortunately, many necessary matters need to be handled in the days and weeks following an accident. Legal matters are the last thing you want to think about when grieving, but these things need to be addressed promptly in order to not miss deadlines imposed by insurance companies. When someone you love is killed by someone else’s action you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you handle these important matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Keyes wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
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