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Fairfield Fatal Accidents

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October 05, 2017
Edward Smith


Fairfield Fatal Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. Fairfield is a bustling and growing city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area that offers residents a fast-paced city life without the congestion of the major metropolitan area. However, Fairfield has been the location of a number of fatal collisions in recent months.

Fairfield Fatal Crash Stats

According to research data from the University of California at Berkeley, during the five year period of time spanning from the beginning of 2011 to the end of 2016, the city of Fairfield saw a total 2,811 automobile accidents resulting in injuries.

Of these 2,811 collisions, 37 resulted in fatal injuries for one or more involved individuals. This means that around 1.32 percent of accidents in Fairfield over the past 5 years have resulted in fatalities. This number is lower than the figure for all of Solano County, for which 1.98 percent of injury accidents involved fatal injuries. Additionally, during 2011-2016, Solano County saw 168 fatal vehicle accidents, meaning that about 22 percent of fatal accidents in Solano County occur within Fairfield city limits.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

During 2011-2016, there were a total of 7 fatal motorcycle accidents in Fairfield, accounting for about 18 percent of Fairfield’s accidents involving fatal injuries.  Of these accidents, four occurred on state highways within the city and 2 involved motorcycle drivers intoxicated by alcohol.

A Recent Fatal Fairfield Collision

One of the most recent fatal vehicle accidents in Fairfield occurred on Friday, September 15, 2017, when a local woman lost her life after her vehicle collided with a tree off of the shoulder of the north side of Rockville Road. The woman received fatal trauma during the collision and was pronounced dead at the collision scene.

Authorities reported that they were not sure why the woman’s vehicle traveled off of the roadway and told the public that DUI is not suspected to have been a factor in the incident.

Another Recent Fatal Accident

Another tragic accident happened on August 22, 2017, when a woman driving a 2002 Volvo on Highway 80 at around 1:20 a.m. entered the offramp at Pittman road on the west side of Fairfield. Authorities reported that the woman lost control off her vehicle after entering the off-ramp at an unknown speed.

After losing control of her Volvo, the woman drove off of the freeway and struck a tree head-on, leaving her with fatal traumatic injuries.

More by Fairfield Wrongful Death Lawyer, Ed Smith

Fairfield Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. If you have a loved one who received fatal trauma in a collision, call (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for compassionate, free, and friendly advice. I can also be reached online at

I’ve helped Fairfield residents recover the money they need in claims that involve wrongful death and personal injury for over 35 years.

You can find reviews by my clients here: Avvo, Yelp, Google.

I’m in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Trial Lawyers belonging to this group have either won a verdict or negotiated a settlement that was worth at least $1 million.

Read about my Past Settlements and Verdicts here.

My site,, is Northern California’s leading free resource for useful info on car accidents and personal injuries.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Four Grave Monuments by AcabashiCC-BY-SA 4.0

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