Three-Vehicle Crash Caused 673-Acre Brushfire in Lancaster Area
Lancaster, CA (June 13, 2021) On Friday, 2 people were critically injured in a 3-vehicle crash on 160th Street West and West Avenue D.
The 3-vehicle crash caused a brush fire that took firefighters hours to stop.
Authorities say, that both the crash and fire were reported around 5:32 p.m.
Furthermore, a motorcycle with 2 other vehicles collided in the said area.
Paramedics took 2 patients with critical injuries to a trauma center via helicopter.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department says that the fire initially was just at 10 acres, then immediately blew to 30 acres, and ultimately has grown to 673 acres by 8 p.m.
Moreover, fire officials say that several power poles and other structures were affected by the fire.
That is why Avenue D between 110th Street West and 170th Street West were not passable.
Responders were on the scene until Saturday morning to help.
We can minimize the risks of multi-vehicle collisions by keeping a safe distance from others on the road. Follow all road signs and traffic lights, place all smartphones away when driving, and pay attention to the road ahead.
Always pay attention to other drivers, especially on busy freeways. Whenever you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is your responsibility to follow all traffic laws. Make sure to avoid distractions that can lead to serious auto accidents. As a driver, maintain a safe speed and only drive when you are alert and sober.
Taking Steps to Prevent Accidents
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily.
It is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
– First, always drive at a controllable speed.
– Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention. – Also, always positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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