Drivers are required to maintain their vehicle because failure to do so may result in a fatal accident. In fact, a driver with a stalled 1990 Ford Tempo recently died after being rear-ended by another vehicle along Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento.
Reports said the driver was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Oscar Frayer, 54, from Carmichael.
He was moving westbound on Highway 50 when his vehicle experienced some mechanical problems, causing it to stall along the slow lane. He was then rear-ended by a Chevy Tahoe being driven by a 50-year-old man, from Rancho Cordova.
According to reports, Frayer was brought UC Davis Medical Center, where he was announced dead. His 44-year-old female passenger, also from Carmichael, was also taken to the same hospital in order to be treated for moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, the SUV driver suffered from minor injuries, but was not taken to a hospital.
Authorities said investigation about the cause of the fatal accident is still ongoing.