According to the California Highway Patrol, on Monday, March 9, a head-on collision resulted in the death of both drivers. Witnesses alleged that a 2001 Lexus sedan attempted to pass a long line of traffic in a no-passing zone when it struck a Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Three vehicles travelling on Highway 88 in Lodi were involved in a fatal crash that ended close to Harney Lane on February 21. The crash resulted in minor injuries to one driver who was treated at the crash site, but another driver who suffered more substantial injuries had to be transported to a hospital for treatment. A third driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a head-on collision involving a school bus and a cattle truck left one dead and another injured on Jan. 22. The traffic accident occurred south of Hilmar on Highway 65 and Turner Avenue and the first report happened at 6:24 a.m. There were no children on the school bus during the time of the collision.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a head-on collision that occurred on Jan. 6. The incident took place around 6:50 a.m. in Contra Costa County and initially involved a collision between an SUV and a Sedan. Police are still trying to identify what caused the motor vehicle accident but believe that one of the vehicles most likely crossed over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating what may have led to a head-on collision along First Avenue on New Year's Day. The accident occurred in an unincorporated area, East Whittier, around 1:30 a.m. Both drivers in the accident died from injuries sustained in the wreck. Police reports show that the two vehicles collided near Candlelight Drive.
A study recently presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine suggests that crash ratings - which are meant to measure a vehicle's crashworthiness so automobile shoppers can make wise, safe purchasing decisions - are not always the best indicator of how well a car and its passengers will fare in the event of an accident.