A devastating head-on collision east of Oxnard caused one fatality and one injury Friday night. The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene sometime after 10:30 p.m. on Highway 34 on March 31st, 2023.
The Ventura County Star reported the crash occurred between Del Norte Boulevard and Pleasant Valley Road. The Oxnard Fire Department treated two victims on the scene of the two-car collision.
Officials with the fire department said that one patient, a man thought to be in his 30s, suffered fatal injuries. A woman who was a passenger in one of the cars was also injured.
The California Highway Patrol has not released its information on what might have led up to the accident.
Head-On Collision Dangers on Highways in Ventura County
Rural roads connecting Oxnard and Camarillo are usually made up of two narrow lanes without a lot of room for fast-moving drivers to pass by one another. At night, motorists only have headlights to use as a gauge of where other cars are in relation to the center line.
A small veer off course can leave a careless driver inching over the yellow lines to put an oncoming car in a life-or-death situation.
California’s Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) released its accident data for Ventura County in 2022. For the year, Oxnard recorded 90 accidents involving injury caused by head-on collisions.
It’s up to every driver to pay more attention to the road as they travel local lanes so closely to other motorists. A little more focus can prevent dozens of life-threatening accidents.
A note about Ventura car accidents…
Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC posted information about how families can receive help with financial burdens, like funeral costs, after a tragic accident, “These hardships and others must be included in a wrongful death claim filed against an at-fault driver’s car accident insurance company. Insurance companies are called upon to help grieving families with their financial burdens during such a difficult time and to make sure they don’t face a financial crisis in the future.”