Orange Cove, CA (February 17, 2023) – On Thursday, February 16, three people lost their lives in a head-on crash in the Orange Cove area.
The deadly accident took place at the intersection of Manning Avenue and S. Hills Valley Road at around 2:10 p.m. It was reported that a maroon Honda van was headed north when it collided head-on with a southbound Dodge pickup truck. The driver of the red truck reportedly veered into the path of the van.
Both drivers and a passenger in the van were killed in the crash. All the deceased parties were male. There were three other passengers in the van who were injured, and they were flown to a local hospital for additional treatment. The area was temporarily closed while emergency workers were at the scene.
No further information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in California
When driving a car, your primary focus is on the road in front of you. That is the way your car is traveling, and most don’t expect a vehicle to come out of nowhere and hit them. Hitting something full-frontal can easily result in the most serious type of car crash. These are called head-on collisions, and while only making up just 2% of reported auto accidents, they are responsible for well over 10% of traffic fatalities.
The relatives of the deceased individual may launch a wrongful death case against the person or entity at fault when their loved one’s death was brought on by the carelessness or purposeful conduct of another. Following a death brought on by many situations, car accidents are definitely some of the most prevalent in the great state of California. We understand you need time to grieve, but action must be taken to make sure that the at-fault party is brought to justice.
Our lawyers are aware that money cannot replace a lost loved one. However, a wrongful death case may be able to give surviving family members the financial security and support they need following a fatal accident. A wrongful death lawsuit can also attempt to enforce change and stop your loved one’s accident from happening to anybody else.
The devoted Orange Cove wrongful death attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm are ready to assist you following the sudden loss of a loved one. Our legal team is able to provide the legal representation you require to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We are dedicated to demonstrating through our results that justice should be served, and our team has decades of expertise taking on huge insurance companies. Contact us right away at 800-358-1884 to begin working on your case.