Fatal Antelope Two-Vehicle Traffic Accident Kills Driver

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December 23, 2022
Edward Smith

Two-Vehicle Traffic Accident With a Fatality and Injuries Occurs on Elverta Road

The driver of a Mazda died in a two-vehicle traffic accident on December 22 after striking the patrol vehicle of an off-duty deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened along Elverta Road westbound around 2:00 a.m. The deputy was going north along Watt Avenue when his patrol car was T-boned by the Mazda. 

Antelope Man Dies in Accident With Deputy’s Patrol Car

The driver of the Mazda, an Antelope man, age 19, was ejected from his vehicle during the traffic accident and died later at a hospital. Three other adult passengers riding in the Mazda suffered minor to major injuries. They included a Sacramento man, age 20, an Antelope man, age 20, who both suffered major injuries and a woman from Antelope, 21, who sustained minor trauma. None of the occupants in the Mazda were using seat restraints at the time of the collision. 

Fatal Traffic Accident Under Investigation

The deputy, a Sacramento County man, age 27, was transported to a hospital with pain. It was determined that his injuries were minor. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to factor into the crash, and an investigation is ongoing into the cause. The identity of the deceased driver has not been released pending the family’s notification.

An Accident Resulting in the Death or Injury of a Passenger

It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers riding in the vehicle. A negligent driver could be held responsible if they injured or killed someone in an accident. The estate of the driver may be held responsible for the passenger injuries or deaths if they also die in the accident if the motorist’s negligence caused the collision. 

Compensation May Be Available After an Injury Accident

An investigation of the at-fault driver is necessary to gather evidence in support of the compensation claim. The following steps are taken by our investigators to collect that proof:

  • Through accident reconstruction, it is possible to determine where and how the vehicles collided originally. It shows vehicle placement before the traffic accident happened, during and the location of the cars afterward.
  • During the investigation, investigators interview witnesses to determine what caused the collision. There is a possibility that some people recorded the accident using their cell phones.
  • To ensure the client’s compensation claim is not affected by mistakes in the police report, it is crucial to review it carefully.
  • It is necessary to check traffic cameras in the area for video evidence of the accident. It is possible to serve a subpoena if any recording of the accident has been made.

Antelope Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, an Antelope personal injury lawyer. Medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering may be covered by compensation when another driver’s negligence caused your injury accident. We offer free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached by phone at (800) 404-5400 or online. If you have questions about how to recover compensation and about your case, we can arrange a free consultation for you. 

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