Auto accidents caused by negligence, distraction, or intoxication continue to claim too many lives in California. That’s why our firm and other safety advocates are constantly talking about the dangers associated with distraction and other factors that eventually lead to serious and even deadly accidents.
According to a series of reports, two motorists were unfortunately injured in an accident that happened early Monday in Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol claimed the accident took place on Highway 50 and that the injuries were unfortunately deadly.
The reports show that a 61-year-old driver behind the wheel of a Kia Sorrento and the 50-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Silverado collided head-on on Highway 50 at Interstate 5. According to the CHP officers who responded to the scene, the 61-year-old driver unfortunately died at the scene while the 50-year-old was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but was later declared dead as a result of his wounds.
While two motorists were fatally injured, the driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash only suffered minor personal injuries.
The accident took place on the eastbound lanes of the Highway 50. After the accident, the road was closed for several hours until the vehicles involved were cleared. Reports indicate that it’s still too early to know just what caused the three-vehicle accident, nevertheless, no factors are being ruled out just yet.
According to CHP, there’s a possibility that the deadly accident stemmed from a prior collision.
The authorities are looking for any witnesses who are willing to step up and talk about the accident. Unfortunately for those involved in this accident, lives were taken as a result.
Accidents Happen, But Alert Drivers Are Able To Avoid Them
Drivers who are not aware of the risks associated with certain factors are often more likely to be involved in accidents. Distracted driving is one of the issues associated with the increase in the number of accidents in the past couple of years. If drivers are not entirely aware of their surroundings and the road ahead, they are more likely to be involved in accidents.
If you’re a motorist and you have the habit of using electronics while behind the wheel, you may be more likely to be exposed to a serious accident risk. If you’re willing to work on helping to boost car safety everywhere you go, focusing on the road and leaving any distractions to the moment you can safely pull over is a great first step.
If you would like to read more about the accident, follow this link to read the full report.