I’m Ed Smith, a Chico auto accident lawyer. A single vehicle accident occurred near Chico on the morning of Monday, March 19, 2018. Unfortunately, a woman lost her life in the collision.
My sympathy goes out to those currently mourning the loss of their loved one.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) released a report at approximately 7:30 a.m. indicating that an auto accident had occurred along the northbound side of Interstate 5 to the north of the County Road Seven junction in Orland. CHP indicated that a woman had been driving her 2002 Toyota 4Runner SUV when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle momentarily veered off the roadway and onto the gravel-paved shoulder of the interstate. The woman reportedly overcorrected her vehicle by making a sharp right-hand turn across the northbound lanes of the highway. The sharp turn allegedly caused the SUV to lose control, overturn and come to a rest after colliding with a nearby tree. No other individuals or vehicles were reportedly involved in this crash.
Response and Injuries
Emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene of the accident after receiving a call suggesting that the driver of the vehicle may have suffered serious injuries. Medical crews reported that the driver, unfortunately, succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
Identity of Victim
Investigators from CHP reported that neither drugs nor alcohol were involved in this accident. An official investigation is ongoing and a full report regarding involved collision factors is not yet available.
Rollover accidents involving SUVs occur every year. The design of these vehicles make them susceptible to rollover accidents than other types of cars due to their narrow wheelbase and higher center of gravity. These accidents can cause a wide array of injuries to those involved such as:
If a SUV rollover accident has caused serious harm to you or someone you love, it is important to secure your right to fair compensation with a Chico personal injury lawyer.
Chico Auto Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Chico auto accident lawyer. Fatal accidents often leave people unsure of how to move forward after losing someone they loved. If an accident has caused you or a loved one to suffer traumatic or even fatal injuries, please call me at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
You may visit these websites to read my client ratings and reviews:
I am listed as a member in the California chapter of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This forum consists of trial attorneys who have earned one million dollar rewards through case verdicts and/or settlements.
You may learn more on my past cases and their results by visiting my Verdicts and Settlements page here.
Image Attribution: By “whoismargot” via Pixabay
:ms ds [cs 536] bw