Fatal Crash Kills Sonoma Doctor

Fatal Crash Kills Sonoma Doctor

Fatal Crash Kills Sonoma Doctor

Fatal Crash Kills Sonoma Doctor

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident attorney. A popular family medicine doctor from Sonoma passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 after his car drove off his home’s steep driveway.

What Happened?

A man was driving in his 2010 Toyota 4Runner to his hilltop home in Sonoma. For unknown reasons, the man drove his vehicle off Lovall Valley Road. Reports indicated that the vehicle rolled at least one time and came to a complete stop 20 feet down on an embankment in a wooded ravine. There were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident. The accident may have taken place on Monday night due to the man’s absence to his appointments the following morning. The Sonoma County Coroner identified the man was 72-year-old Dr. Rolf Olness and pronounced Dr. Olness deceased at the scene.

Lovall Valley Road

According to officers from the California Highway Patrol, Lovall Valley Road is a narrow and lengthy road that crosses the Napa County line over hills. Officers determined that Dr. Olness’ home is off from a spur route and you can only reach his driveway in a one-lane road. For these types of dangerous roads, it is best to drive with additional caution to avoid tragic accidents such as this one.

Beloved Doctor Forever Remembered

Dr. Rolf Olness worked at Sonoma Valley Hospital. Dr. Olness received his degree in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Olness practiced in Sonoma for more than 40 years.

We extend our condolences to the friends, patients and family members of Dr. Olness.

Could Problem with Vehicle Have Contributed to Death?

An experienced auto accident attorney can investigate the sequence of events leading up to the tragedy to determine if a defective mechanism or part on the vehicle may have lead to the victims death. It is crucial to keep the vehicle involved so that it can be inspected.

Vallejo Auto Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident attorney. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car collision, please contact me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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