El Dorado County Fatal Crash
El Dorado County Fatal Crash
I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville auto accident attorney. A man from Georgetown lost his life and another driver was seriously hurt Tuesday, August 9, 2016 along Highway 193, east of Cool in the county of El Dorado.
The accident was called in at about at 3:15 p.m. Brent McElmurry, of the California Highway Patrol, said a blue Subaru Forester was headed eastbound on Highway 193, a two-lane highway, when for an unknown reason it drifted into the westbound direction of travel and into the path of an oncoming Ford F-150 pickup truck. The Subaru made impact with the left front of the pickup truck and the pickup then went over an embankment located on the north side of Highway 193. The pick up truck landed upside down and came to a rest on its roof on an unpaved road below.
Pickup Truck Driver Passed Away
Sadly, the driver of the pickup truck was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. McElmurry indicated the truck driver’s son arrived at the scene of the crash and the driver who passed away was identified as 74-year-old, Leo Bisordi, of Georgetown, California.
Driver of Blue Subaru Forester Seriously Injured
The driver of the blue Subaru Forester, a 65-year-old man, suffered a fractured leg and a head injury. He had to be taken by helicopter transport to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to McElmurry. His name has not yet been released.
Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can be one of the most frightening events that a victim and his or her family can face. The impact on the victim and the family due to a serious head injury can be life altering and devastating. If you are looking for some direction and answers on what steps you need to take next, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
Traffic Collision Reports
It usually takes a week or two for the investigating agency to prepare a report of their findings. Sometimes these reports can be in error or inconclusive. This can leave family members and friends of the individual who passed away with many unanswered questions. It is crucial to have an experienced attorney conducting an independent investigation. A good attorney will preserve accident evidence (such as the vehicles) to properly determine causation. An attorney will also interview witnesses, inspect the vehicles for auto defects and thoroughly investigate all aspects of the crash and in some cases reconstruct the accident to help prove liability.
Roof Crush Accidents
Sometimes a fatal accident can result when vehicle manufacturers cut corners in the design and manufacture of the roof of trucks, cars and SUVs. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney if your loved one has passed away in a roll over crash. Be sure to preserve the vehicle so that it can be inspected.
We extend our condolences to the friends and family of the man who passed away. We hope the other driver will make a full recovery.
Placerville Auto Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville auto accident attorney. If you or member of your family has been hurt in an accident, please contact me today at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400 for fast, free and friendly advice. I can also be reached free of toll at (800) 404-5400.
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