Two Reedley Residents Killed in Head-On Collision on Road 56

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December 11, 2023
Edward Smith

Fatal Head-On Collision on Road 56

On the night of December 3, 2023, the CHP reported a fatal head-on collision on Road 56 close to Avenue 430 in Tulare County. The incident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. near the Reedley area and involved two vehicles, officials said.

Details on the Fatal Head-On Collision on Road 56 in Tulare County

A preliminary release indicated that a 43-year-old Dinuba man was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck on Road 56 and allegedly entered the oncoming traffic lane. The Ford pickup reportedly collided head-on with a Nissan Rogue carrying four occupants.

The motorist and one of three passengers in the Nissan, a 31-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, were transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, the other two passengers were killed in the crash. All four parties were Reedley residents, officials said.

The Dinuba man was determined to be driving while intoxicated at the time of the incident, CHP officers reported. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. Additional details were not immediately available.

Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim for a Fatal Head-On Collision

Experiencing the unexpected death of a family member is an extremely challenging and difficult situation to come to terms with. One moment, the family is living happily together, planning for the future, and offering mutual support, and the next moment, surviving family members are confronted with the reality of life without a loved one. This is particularly devastating when the loss occurs due to an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another party. By bringing a wrongful death case with the assistance of an attorney, survivors have the opportunity to seek justice and compensation for their loss.

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Time is of the Essence in Wrongful Death Cases

It is essential to investigate how a fatal incident occurred immediately. Evidence may be lost or covered up, and without evidence, it may be challenging to establish causation and damages in a civil case. Whether the fatality resulted from a motor vehicle collision or another situation caused by negligence, the success of the case depends on the assessment of relevant and admissible evidence. This is where an experienced attorney steps in. The right lawyer will handle the case, manage communications with the opposing party, and work toward a settlement agreement that addresses the clients’ full extent of losses.

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