[09-01-2023] San Mateo County, CA – Two People Killed, Three More Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision Near La Honda

Published September 4, 2023

[09-01-2023] Two People Killed, Three More Injured Following Two-Vehicle Collision Near La HondaTwo people were killed, and three more were injured following a two-vehicle collision near La Honda, San Mateo County, early Friday evening, September 01, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal collision occurred around 5:00 p.m. along the westbound lane of Highway 84.

A male Australian driver was heading in the wrong direction on his white BMW M4 when he crashed head-on with a gray Ford Taurus carrying four people.

A man and a woman, both in their 60s, were both pronounced dead, while the other two occupants of the Taurus were transported to Stanford Medical Center.

The BMW driver was reportedly hospitalized. The current condition of the three victims remains unknown.

The authorities did not suspect any alcohol or drugs involved, but further details about the fatal collision have yet to be released.

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What to Do After a Car Accident

Car collisions can happen at the most unexpected times. It usually leads to injuries or, worse, death. Your actions after a car accident matter the most when securing a claim. You can follow these guidelines:

  • Remain calm and remain at the scene to ensure safety. You should check yourself for injuries before helping others.
  • Call 911 to report your collision. Call the police unless the collision was minimal, no one was hurt, and no property was damaged. The police can investigate by speaking with prospective witnesses and gathering evidence.
  • Stay in a safe location until the authorities arrive. Pull over any vehicles that cannot move to the side of the road. To prevent further collisions, activate your hazard lights.
  • Exchange information with all parties involved. Document everything, from your injuries to the weather, road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  • Do not admit fault to the police. Give the police officer an honest account of events.
  • Seek medical attention. Consult a specialist or your primary care physician as soon as possible. Receiving immediate medical care can lessen the severity of injuries.
  • Report it to your insurance company. Insurance companies in California have different deadlines for reporting accidents.
  • Contact insurance adjusters. You can talk to a claims adjuster, but only share the necessary information with them. You should consult a lawyer before accepting a settlement offer or providing a recorded statement to an insurance company.
  • Create a file. Gather and file all paperwork related to the incident, such as the police report, medical bills, details about the other driver, and plans for treating any injuries, in a case file.
  • Seek immediate legal counsel from an experienced California car accident lawyer.


Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident Statistics

In the US, car crashes cause the most accidental deaths and injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an estimated total of 42,795 fatalities in 2022 alone.

The state of California saw 3,847 fatal vehicle collisions in 2020. About 59% or about 2,260 fatalities resulted from accidents involving only one vehicle. A total of 1,587 deaths, or 41% of all fatalities, resulted from collisions involving two or more vehicles.

Two vehicles were involved in most collisions (72% of all collisions, 71% of collisions that caused injuries, and 77% of all injuries). Angle collisions caused the most fatalities and injuries, with roughly 8,000 in 2020.

In San Mateo County, there were 2,555 victims involved in injury and fatal collisions based on the statistics provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety.