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Tracy Man Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

Tracy Man Killed in Single Vehicle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy wrongful death lawyer. A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a young man in an unincorporated area of Alameda County just outside Livermore on August 12, 2018. At approximately 8:00 in the morning, a man was driving his white Ford Mustang along Mines Road when he lost control of his vehicle while navigating a curve in the roadway and veered off a steep hill. This caused the Ford to crash into multiple trees which entrapped the driver inside. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), friends of the Ford driver were traveling in other vehicles and stopped after they saw the collision. Due to a lack of cell phone reception, the victim’s friends were prompted to extricate him out of the vehicle on their own and travel to an area with cell service to contact emergency personnel. The victim was later transported by emergency responders to an area hospital where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. Officials from the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau have identified the victim as Jon Gullette, a 19-year-old man of Tracy.

I would like to send my thoughts and condolences out to the friends and family of Jon during this heartwrenching time.

Two Killed in Fairfield Freeway Crash

Two Killed in Fairfield Freeway Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. According to officials, a fatal accident took place on Highway Interstate 80 in Fairfield on Friday, August 10, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) noted that two individuals were killed in the accident, including a CHP Officer. The officer was identified as Kirk Griess, a 46-year-old Vacaville resident. The other driver has been identified by Solano County authorities as Jaime Bueza Manuel, a 49-year-old resident of Vallejo. My sympathy is with those who are grieving their lost loved ones after this tragic collision.

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Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Manteca

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Manteca

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca wrongful death lawyer. A 48-year-old Manteca man passed away after he collided with a vehicle that was exiting out of a driveway while riding his motorcycle in Manteca on August 11, 2018. The motorcycle accident occurred along the 1800 block of East Yosemite Avenue shortly before noon when a Toyota Corolla reportedly pulled out of the El Rancho Mobile Home Park in front of an oncoming motorcyclist. The rider was unable to stop in time and struck the front corner panel and driver’s side door of the Toyota. Several bystanders attempted to render aid to the injured rider until emergency personnel arrived. Sadly, their efforts were unsuccessful as the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have withheld his identity due to a pending notification of family members.

We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragic accident and would like to take this time to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victim.

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Discovering Your Inner Strength after Losing a Parent

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer. When you lose a parent, you may feel like you also lost a part of yourself. If your parents have always been there, helping and supporting you every step of the way, it would be hard to imagine life without them. Getting through such a difficult time could be challenging, but you should understand that you’re stronger than you think. There is a resilience deep inside you that you haven’t realized. Follow these simple steps to discover your inner strength so you can overcome grief and live your life again.

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Fatality Reported in Stockton Pedestrian Accident

Fatality Reported in Stockton Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton wrongful death lawyer. A pedestrian received fatal injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle in southeast Stockton on August 9, 2018. Shortly after 12:30 in the afternoon, a driver of a blue Chevrolet Malibu sedan was traveling eastbound along Section Avenue and attempted to turn onto Adelbert Avenue. While doing so, the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and drifted into the oncoming traffic lanes. The Chevrolet then struck the front-end of a parked tractor-trailer moments before colliding with a man standing outside the large truck. The man suffered serious injuries and was transported to the San Joaquin County Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, he was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away during hospitalization. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the man due to a pending notification of family members.

We would like to take this time to send our healing thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this tragic accident.

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Amador County

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Man Near Amador County

I’m Ed Smith, an Ione wrongful death lawyer. A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a man near Buena Vista on August 4, 2018. Shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon, a motorcyclist was riding his 2011 Kawasaki ZX10 southbound along Buena Vista Road near the entrance of Ace’s Waste Station. The rider was approaching an area undergoing road construction with barricade closures and was unable to stop in time. Unfortunately, he fell off his bike and succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the victim as 49-year-old Carl W. Hudson.

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the loved ones of Mr. Hudson during this difficult time.

Head-On Collision Fatally Injures Two Oakdale Residents

Head-On Collision Fatally Injures Two Oakdale Residents

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death lawyer. A head-on collision near Riverbank left two parties with fatal injuries and four others with minor injuries on August 7, 2018. Shortly before 7:20 in the evening, a 2000 Toyota was traveling westbound along Patterson Road in the vicinity of Langford Road at an approximate speed of 40 to 45 mph. At the same time, a woman and her three children were traveling eastbound along Patterson Road at about the same speed in a 2014 Dodge. For unknown reasons, the Toyota driver abruptly veered into the oncoming traffic lane and in the direct path of the Dodge. The motorist of the Dodge was unable to react in time which resulted in both vehicles striking one another head-on. The impact of the collision propelled the Toyota into a ditch, causing it to overturn onto the driver’s side and become submerged. Emergency personnel were called to the scene to extricate the two occupants of the Toyota and render aid. Unfortunately, it was too late as both parties of the Toyota were pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified the Toyota driver as a 16-year-old girl and the passenger as 44-year-old Hector Evangelista of Oakdale.

I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the two parties as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.

Antioch Resident Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Antioch Resident Killed in Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch Wrongful Death Lawyer. A motorcyclist was fatally injured after hitting a curb and losing all control of his bike in Antioch during the early morning hours of August 7, 2018. It appears that speeding was a primary factor in the accident, according to officials. The 33-year old rider, Joseph Brandt, was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. No other vehicles or persons were reported to have been involved in the accident.

I would like to offer my sincere sympathy and prayers to those affected by the tragic loss of their loved one.

Impaired Driver Hits Landscaper in Sacramento Driveway

Impaired Driver Hits Landscaper in Sacramento Driveway

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A tragic accident in Sacramento during the morning hours took the life of a local landscaper when she was struck and killed by a reported impaired driver on August 2. The woman was in the driveway of a home where she was working, wearing earbuds and preparing to fetch a weed eater when the vehicle, driven by Kevin Lee Schanz, 62, hit her.

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Car Accident Fatally Injures Passenger Near Merced County

Car Accident Fatally Injures Passenger Near Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced wrongful death lawyer. A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Woodlake man near Snelling in Merced County on July 31, 2018. A Tulare man was driving his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck southbound along La Grange Road in the vicinity of State Route 59 at approximately 5:04 p.m. For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet driver lost control of his vehicle after reportedly failing to navigate a right-hand curve in the road and veered into the northbound lane. The Chevrolet motorist then attempted to correct his truck by turning sharply to the right; however, his efforts were unsuccessful. The Chevrolet traveled down an embankment, rolled over multiple times and struck several trees in the area. Unfortunately, a passenger of the Chevrolet succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Authorities have identified the victim as 59-year-old Ampelio Contreras of Woodlake.

Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of Mr. Contreras who lost his life in this devastating accident.

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