[04-24-2024] Kings County, CA – One Person Killed Following Vehicle Vs. Semi-Truck Collision Along Douglas Avenue

Published April 25, 2024

[04-24-2024] One Person Killed Following Vehicle Vs. Semi-Truck Collision Along Douglas AvenueOne person was killed following a vehicle vs. semi-truck collision in Kings County on Wednesday night, April 24, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly incident happened at about 7:48 p.m. around the area of 12 3/4 Avenue and Douglas Avenue, just south of Laton.

Officers said that a Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound on Douglas Avenue failed to stop at the intersection’s posted stop sign, resulting in a crash against a southbound semi-truck on 12 3/4 Avenue. 

The driver of the Silverado, only identified as a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi-truck driver, meanwhile, appears to be uninjured and stayed on the crash site.

Authorities are still trying to figure out the cause of the crash and the factors leading up to it. At this time, drugs and alcohol impairment are not seen as probable causes.

Investigations are ongoing.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.