A man was tragically killed in a three-car collision in northern Kings County Saturday afternoon. ABC30-TV reported the accident took place around 3 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 41 and Grangeville Boulevard north of Lemoore on October 9, 2021.
The California Highway Patrol says that the chain-reaction accident began when the driver of a Chevy Silverado rear-ended a Nissan car. The car then continued on to hit a Ford vehicle.
The 55-year-old man from Clovis driving in the Nissan was killed in the accident. The two other drivers involved suffered injuries during the collisions.
California Highway Patrol investigators have not said what caused the collision, but they believe alcohol or drugs may have played a role.
Highway Accident Dangers in Kings County
Kings County is home to a lot of long, straight roads, but it’s where those roads and highways meet that usually bring the most risk for motorists.
When traffic converges at intersections, safe drivers must trust that all other drivers approaching will observe the right-of-way of other motorists. They also must trust that drivers haven’t become distracted or otherwise impaired.
Kings County traffic accident records show 523 collisions across 2020. Those crashes led to 745 injuries and 27 tragic fatalities for the year. Out of those accidents, 203 were documented as having taken place in and around an intersection. That figure represents over a quarter of all accidents in the county.
When the rules of the road are violated through negligence or criminal recklessness, drivers and passengers are put in danger of serious accidents and in the most extreme cases can have their lives threatened.
Finding Support for Families After a Central Valley Accident
Families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident deserve to be fully informed of their rights and the benefits available to them. Insurance providers for at-fault drivers aren’t required to inform victims of these benefits.
For more information on what families of accident victims can do to protect themselves, you can visit our informational page here.