[09-15-2023] San Joaquin County, CA – Woman Killed Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision on Interstate 5

Published September 18, 2023

[09-15-2023] Woman Killed Following Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision on Interstate 5 A 63-year-old female driver was killed following a two-vehicle head-on crash in Stockton on Friday evening, September 15, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred approximately at 6:40 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Instertate-5, just south of Country Club Road.

Authorities have reported the female driver, a resident of Stockton, was behind the wheel of a golden Cadillac sedan, traveling at an undisclosed but described as a ‘high rate of speed’ in the left lane of northbound I-5.

The female driver abruptly crossed all lanes of traffic, ultimately ending up on the east shoulder. Subsequently, she veered left across all lanes and collided with a black Toyota Tundra before crashing into a concrete bridge railing.

Following the incident, the sedan driver was transported to a hospital but regrettably succumbed to her injuries. At the time of the crash, the Toyota driver was uninjured.

An ongoing investigation seeks to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident.

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Eight Important Points to Remember After a Car Accident

After a car accident, it is crucial to understand what actions to take. You can protect your physical well-being and legal rights by prioritizing safety, reporting the incident, and seeking medical treatment.

Here are eight important points to remember after a car accident:

  1. Stay calm and prioritize safety above all else.
  2. Move to a secure location and wait for the arrival of law enforcement authorities.
  3. Dial 911 to report the collision and exchange contact and insurance information with all parties involved.
  4. Refrain from admitting fault, even when speaking to the police or other individuals involved.
  5. Seek immediate medical attention for injuries sustained and promptly inform your insurance company about the accident.
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Fatal Car Accident Statistics

Newly released data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that in 2022, there were 42,795 recorded fatalities resulting from vehicle accidents. This signifies a slight decrease of 0.3% compared to the 42,939 fatalities reported in 2021.

The fatality rate, which was 1.37 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 2021, saw a reduction to 1.35 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles in 2022. It’s worth noting that approximately 1% more Americans were actively engaged in driving activities during 2022 compared to the peak of the pandemic year.

Furthermore, there is an anticipation that the number of fatalities in the final quarter of 2022 will decline. This marks the third consecutive quarterly decrease in deaths, following a trend that began after seven consecutive quarterly increases starting in the third quarter of 2020.

Regarding individual states, California recorded an estimated 4,407 fatalities in 2022, indicating a 2.8% increase compared to the previous year’s figure of 4,285.