Fatal Elk Grove Crash

Fatal Elk Grove Crash

Fatal Elk Grove Crash

Fatal Elk Grove Crash

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Auto Accident Attorney. A woman driving a Toyota Prius passed away after a traffic collision in Elk Grove involving a landscaping truck. The crash happened along Promenade and Lent Ranch Parkways.

What Happened?

According to the Elk Grove Police Department, an auto accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Officers said a landscaping truck that was pulling a trailer was travelling northbound on Promenade Parkway. Then a Toyota Prius travelling southbound attempted to make a left hand turn onto Lent Ranch Parkway, in front of the landscaping truck and trailer. Unfortunately the two vehicles collided with one another.

Female Motorist Died at Scene

Sadly, the female driver who was the only occupant inside of the Toyota Prius, was pronounced deceased at the accident scene. The coroner’s office has not yet released her name pending notification of her family.

Landscaping Truck Driver Uninjured

Authorities said the driver of the landscaping truck was the only occupant in his vehicle. He was not injured in the accident.

Investigation Underway

Investigators said the intersection where the accident happened had functioning traffic signals. The circumstances of the tragic collision are under investigation.

Investigators closed Promenade Parkway from north of Lent Ranch Parkway down to Kammerer Road. Traffic was diverted and motorists were requested to avoid the accident area all together.

Importance of Independent Investigation

Traffic collision reports prepared by local authorities are sometimes inconclusive or in error. This can leave the victim’s family with lots of unanswered questions as to how their loved one passed away. It is important in any accident involving serious or fatal injuries that an experienced accident attorney be contacted. A good attorney will perform an independent investigation of the events leading up to the crash. He or she will interview witnesses, preserve critical evidence such as the vehicles involved so that they are not repaired or destroyed but can be thoroughly inspected to help determine exact cause of an accident. A good attorney will also see if any video might have captured the accident, take photographs of the scene and vehicles involved and even reconstruct the accident in order to prove liability for a crash. It is crucial to contact an experienced accident attorney when your loved one has passed away as a result of a crash and is unable to give his or her account of what took place.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the woman who lost her life.

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