The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified a Palo Cedro resident as the man killed in a traffic accident in Bella Vista, California. On Monday, September 14th, the coroner named John Franklin Stapp, 77, as the fatal victim.
The car accident report showed that the collision happened on Highway 299 on Saturday, August 29th. According to the California Highway Patrol, they received a call about the incident around 12:30 p.m. and dispatched officers to the crash site between Oak Run Road and Buzzard Roost Road.
The report showed that medics pronounced Stapp dead at the scene, but it failed to mention the details of the events leading to the accident. The investigation is ongoing, and the CHP will release an update once they have more information.
Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death in California and the United States. With people driving to various locations daily and engaging in dangerous road behaviors, law enforcement, and traffic agencies release safety tips for drivers to follow.
They include pulling into traffic slowly; look, stop, listen, and pay attention to blindspots, especially behind big vehicles like semis. Watch out for red-light runners, and look both ways at the intersection to ensure no one is trying to beat a yellow light.
Always keep at least one hand on the steering wheel, and reduce in-car distractions like eating, calling, texting, or changing CDs. Watch out for children and animals when driving through a residential neighborhood, perform regular engine maintenance, and scan the road twelve seconds ahead.
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