Davis Single Vehicle Fatal Collision
I’m Ed Smith, a Davis car accident lawyer. A single vehicle collision took place along Interstate 80 in Davis during the morning hours of Monday, February 13, 2017. Sadly, the collision caused the driver of the vehicle to suffer fatal injuries.
A Fairfield woman was behind the wheel of her Nissan sedan traveling eastbound along Interstate 80. For unknown reasons, the woman lost control of her vehicle. She crashed into the center divider and eventually struck a tree.
What Caused the Collision?
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has not released a cause of the collision at this time. It generally takes up to two weeks for a Traffic Collision Report to be processed. Sometimes a traffic report can be inconclusive or contain errors as to fault for an incident. It is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can properly investigate the sequence of events leading up to the crash to properly ascertain fault. If someone was injured or killed due to the negligence of another party, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for injuries and/or wrongful death.
Witnesses Claim Speed A Factor
Multiple witnesses reported to CHP that the woman was allegedly driving recklessly moments before the crash. Witnesses also indicated that the woman was speeding well over the speed limit and was passing other vehicles on the right-hand shoulder. A thorough investigation into this collision can properly determine fault.
Woman Suffers Fatal Injuries
The woman that was driving in the Nissan sedan was identified as a 46-year-old woman. Unfortunately, the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the grave nature of her injuries.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the woman that passed away in this tragic car accident.
Dangers of Speeding
Speeding is the act of operating a motor vehicle over the posted speed limit, too fast for road conditions or racing. Getting caught by the CHP or local law enforcement could cost you hundreds of dollars just to save a few minutes of time. Speeding is also deemed as unsafe for others traveling on the roadway. According to records from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 37,261 speed-related traffic fatalities in 2008. Be courteous and drive safely on the roadway not only for your well-being but also the safety of others traveling alongside your vehicle.
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I’m Ed Smith, a Davis car accident lawyer. If you, or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a car accident, please contact me anytime at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.
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