Accident in Arden-Arcade Kills One and Injures Four

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May 20, 2024
Edward Smith

Fatality and Injuries in Accident in Arden-Arcade on Fulton Avenue

An accident in Arden-Arcade on May 18 caused one death and injuries to four others. The collision occurred at about 5:37 p.m. on Fulton Avenue between Elvyra Way and Marconi Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A male driver, age 50, was going south in a Toyota 4Runner along Fulton Avenue when he was involved in a rear-end collision with a Dodge pickup. 

Pickup Driver Dies in Accident in Arden-Arcade

The impact caused the pickup to roll over and it ended up off the roadway in the Arden-Arcade crash. The driver, a male, age 50, was killed in the crash. His female passenger was injured. The Toyota driver continued on and struck a Volkswagen SUV, whose occupants were a woman and an infant. Both women suffered minor trauma in the accident in Arden-Arcade. 

Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident Arrested on Suspicion of Intoxication

The infant was transported to a hospital as a precautionary measure. The Toyota driver was also transported to a hospital with minor trauma and was placed under arrest by officers for suspected impaired driving. CHP traffic collision detectives are conducting an investigation into the accident. 

Losing a Loved One in a Drunk Driving Accident

Losing a loved one in an accident in Arden-Arcade is difficult enough for the family that has to cope with the grief of their loss. It’s even worse when the death was caused by a drunk driver. By filing a wrongful death claim, the family can recover compensation for their loss, which helps them avoid financial problems and offers them justice and closure. 

Those Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim

Normally, the decedent’s spouse and children or the administrator of the estate file the claim. If the decedent had no spouse or children, then the parents and siblings can file a wrongful death claim. However, only one claim is allowed.  

  • If a negligent driver causes a fatal accident, the family may recover the following by filing a wrongful death claim:
  • The deceased person’s wages and benefits up to their retirement age.
  • Funeral and other end-of-life expenses.
  • Compensation for the spouse for the loss of love, moral support, and companionship.
  • Support for the decedent’s children.
  • Inheritance losses in some cases.
  • The cost of household assistance covers tasks the decedent used to perform, such as tax preparation, yard maintenance, auto maintenance, cleaning, cooking, and other household chores.
  • When egregious or especially reckless negligence caused someone’s death, the family may be able to ask for punitive damages. Damages awarded are usually 1.5 to 5 percent higher than their other compensation and in addition to it. 

Accident attorney Ed Smith provides the following tips for selecting a lawyer:


Wrongful Death Attorney in Sacramento

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