[08-31-2023] Santa Clara County, CA – One Person Killed, Three Others Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision near San Martin

Published September 1, 2023

[08-31-2023] One Person Killed, Three Others Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision near San MartinOne person was killed, and three others were injured after a collision involving two vehicles in Santa Clara County on Thursday morning, August 31, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred at the intersection of Monterey Highway at Highland Avenue around 1:12 a.m.

Two vehicles were approaching the same intersection, a 2022 Ford F150 going eastbound and a 2023 KIA Forte coming southbound. The Ford ran a red light, causing the KIA to collide with the front left side of the first vehicle.

Medical personnel were dispatched immediately after both vehicles were halted. The patients were treated on the scene and then taken to the hospital. Kia’s 48-year-old male driver from San Jose died at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

On the other vehicle, the 59-year-old male driver was transported to the hospital after suffering severe head injuries. His two passengers were not brought to the hospital despite complaining of pain.

No information was given about the identities of those involved in the crash. The officials did not make any arrests.

Investigation into the crash is still ongoing, and it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the incident.

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7 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The recklessness of another driver can cause severe damage and affect the lives of others. If you or someone you know has been involved in a major vehicle accident due to someone else’s negligence, the following steps may help you:

  • Contact emergency respondents and authorities and inform them about the collision. Authorities will create an official report based on accident-related data.
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Fatal Car Accident Statistics

Unintentional injuries and fatalities caused by vehicles have slightly decreased nationwide since 2021. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, despite a decrease of 0.3% in accidents from 2021, the numbers are still around the 40,000s, with 42,795 total fatalities by 2022. Compared to the number of fatalities in 2020, 46,980, the numbers have been on a relatively positive and steady decrease.

According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, automobile accidents were the cause of 42,338 fatalities, exceeding the 39,107 recorded the year before. 3,847 fatalities in California alone were attributable to traffic-related events.

Single-car crashes accounted for 59% of these incidences, while multi-vehicle collisions comprised 41%. Side impacts were the most fatal of these crashes, which also caused many injuries. There were approximately 8,000 side crash reports made in 2020.