Area Collision Kills Anderson Woman

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January 28, 2020
Edward Smith

Anderson Woman Dies in Area Collision

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, an Anderson woman tragically lost her life during an area auto accident. Shasta County officials have not yet reported her identity pending her family’s notification. California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the crash happened in the morning and involved two vehicles. Reportedly, officers are still looking into the incident. Additionally, no other parties suffered trauma during the accident.

Crash Information

The accident occurred at around 7:00 a.m. on Highway Interstate 5. The Anderson woman was driving a Nissan Altima northbound on the Highway just south of Redding when her vehicle came to a stop in the slow lane for unknown reasons. Shortly after, a northbound 2007 Dodge pickup truck crashed into the rear-end of the Nissan.

First response personnel were dispatched to the collision site after CHP received calls from accident witnesses. Upon arriving, responders found that the Nissan driver suffered critical injuries during the crash. Sadly, the woman was pronounced deceased at the accident location. The only other individual involved in the crash was the driver of the Dodge.


As police continue their investigation into possible accident factors, CHP has stated that they do not believe alcohol or drugs to have played a role. Collisions such as this one are often caused by things that drivers are unable to control, like faulty vehicle parts or dangerous roadway issues.

Investigation of a fatal car accident can be difficult, especially when one or more of the drivers involved lose their lives. Because investigating officers are unable to ask the driver questions about the events leading up to the crash, it’s possible that investigators will overlook important evidence and not discover key crash factors. In order to make sure that the crash is thoroughly investigated with your family’s compensation as a priority, it’s important to work with a trusted Anderson personal injury attorney who has handled private accident investigations in the past.

Wrongful Death Damages

After a fatal crash, those who’ve lost loved ones often experience very intense grief. During the initial stages of grieving, it can be difficult to focus, and many people feel suffocated and overwhelmed by sadness, fear, anger, or even confusion. Learning to cope with your loss is a process that takes time, but many people are able to heal with the support of their community, friends, and family.

However, when you lose a loved one, there can also be serious financial concerns for you and your family. Often, deadly accidents can leave households without an important source of income and/or services, and funeral costs can be shockingly high. In many cases, families are also left with medical expenses incurred before their loved one passed. These concerns can keep people from taking the time they need to focus on processing their grief.

For this reason, it’s important to reach out to a local attorney who can help you claim payments for these losses. While it isn’t possible to replace what you’ve lost, many families can obtain full compensation for lost income, funeral expenses, and other financial damages as well as personal losses. To learn more, contact an Anderson personal injury lawyer for advice about your specific case.

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I’m Ed Smith, an Anderson wrongful death lawyer. When a fatal accident happens, families are often devastated. If you’ve suffered the loss of somebody in your life during a crash, contact me at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly advice.

I have been working with residents of the Anderson area on wrongful death cases for over 38 years. To find out more about my practice, visit the case settlements and trial verdicts page at my website, or follow these links to my online profiles where you can read my client feedback:

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