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Fatal Accident Near Fairfield Kills an Adult and Minor

Suisun Valley Road Accident Causes Two Fatalities and Additional Injuries

A fatal accident was reported on November 18, west of Fairfield, as the result of a three-vehicle crash that may have involved alcohol consumption. The accident occurred along Suisun Valley Road near Morrison Lane at about 6:15 p.m. A Mazda heading south departed its lane and was struck by a Honda moving north. 

Out-of-Control Vehicle Causes Fatal Accident

The accident resulted in the death of the Mazda driver, a woman, age 38, and a minor. Both were Fairfield residents. After being struck by the Honda, the Mazda continued south, left the road and struck a tree, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It then continued on, striking a Chrysler that was moving north along Suisun Valley Road. 

Multiple People Taken to Hospital Following Collision With Several Vehicles

Another minor, who was also riding in the Mazda, suffered mild trauma as well as the driver of the Chrysler. Both were transported to a hospital for additional evaluation and treatment. Investigators into the accident believe that alcohol may have played a part in the cause of the collision. The CHP is requesting that any witnesses or others with information about the accident contact them at (800) 835-5247. 

What Are the Causes of Vehicle Loss of Control?

It is possible to sustain life-threatening injuries or suffer a fatal accident if you lose control of a vehicle. It is generally essential to maintain control of one’s vehicle in order to prevent an injury or fatal accident. Vehicle control loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including: 

  • Overcorrecting: Overcorrection can occur if a vehicle drifts over the line, the driver swerves to miss an object or person in the roadway and for other reasons. By abruptly turning the steering wheel hard in the opposite direction, it can lead to loss of control.
  • Speeding: Speeding around curves is one of the easiest ways to lose control of the vehicle. The faster you go, the harder it is to get the vehicle back on track.
  • Roadways in poor condition: A vehicle can be less controllable as a result of road conditions such as potholes. A government agency responsible for road maintenance might be liable for a traffic crash if it ignores problems with the road’s condition. City or state claims are subject to a shorter timeline than other personal injury claims, at six months. In addition to filing documents on time, your lawyer can assist you with the process. Cases that fail to meet the deadline will not be heard in court.
  • Defective auto parts: A manufacturer can be sued if a defective part causes a collision. It is possible for brakes to fail, an accelerator to stick and tires to blow out due to defects. Retaining a vehicle following an injury or fatal accident is necessary so that it can be examined for defects. If a collision occurred due to a defect, a product liability claim may be placed.

Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I’m a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. People who cause injuries or fatalities through their negligence may be liable for financial losses caused by their actions. If you need free and friendly legal advice, please call (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. Also, you can send us an online message.

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