Bay Area Man Killed in Car Accident on SR-43 in Kings County

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October 21, 2022
Edward Smith

Fatal Car Crash on SR-43 in Kings County

On October 17, 2022, officials in Kings County reported a fatal car crash on SR-43 near Hanford. The incident was described as a four-vehicle crash that occurred around 5:40 a.m. on State Route 43 in the vicinity of Flint Avenue.

Details on the Fatal Car Crash on SR-43 Near Hanford in Kings County

The California Highway Patrol indicated in a preliminary release that a 24-year-old Madera man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta southbound on Highway 43 just north of Flint. For unknown reasons, the Volkswagen allegedly veered into the oncoming traffic lane. A 23-year-old Hanford man was driving a Hyundai in the northbound lane and veered off the roadway to avoid the Volkswagen.

An 18-year-old Hanford man was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet traveling behind the Hyundai and was unable to avoid the Volkswagen, and both vehicles collided head-on. The Jetta driver allegedly lost control of the car and struck a Volkswagen Passat driven by a Bay Area man. The Passat driver was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries.

Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries shortly after the incident. Officials have identified the deceased as a 49-year-old man from Dublin. His name has been withheld due to pending family notification. The Jetta driver and his passenger, a 19-year-old Madera resident, sustained injuries described as minor. The other two drivers were uninjured, CHP traffic officers said. An investigation into the fatal four-vehicle collision on Highway 43 in Kings County is ongoing and additional information has not yet been released.

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  • Handle communication and negotiations with insurance companies to reach a successful outcome on behalf of surviving family members. In absence of a mutual settlement agreement, an attorney will take the case to court for a judge or jury to determine an appropriate award for survivors.

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