Fatal Yuba City Crash

Fatal Yuba City Crash

Fatal Yuba City Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City auto accident attorney. A man from Marysville lost his life on the morning of Monday, March 12, 2018, in a vehicle collision that occurred south of Yuba City.

My sympathies are with the grieving loved ones of the deceased.

What Happened?

Local authorities reported that the accident occurred at about 9:10 a.m. north of the Subacco Road junction on the northbound side of Highway 113. Reports indicate that a 57-year-old male resident of Marysville had been driving south when he “made an unsafe turning movement” that caused his vehicle to cross the median of the highway and travel into the path of an oncoming big-rig truck.

Reports also indicated that a small pickup truck became involved in the accident prior to the initial collision. Further details about how the accident occurred are currently unavailable.

What Type of Injuries?

The driver of the vehicle that crossed the highway’s center line was found by emergency responders with fatal injuries. Additionally, officers reported that the man had not been wearing his seatbelt when the crash took place. The man’s identity is currently being withheld by the Sutter County Coroner’s Office pending his family’s notification.

Both the operator of the big-rig and the driver of the pickup, who was identified as a Yuba City resident, were reported to have suffered minor injuries

What Caused the Crash?

Investigating officials have yet to report whether or not DUI is suspected as an accident factor. Factors possibly involved in the collision that will be investigated include things like vehicle malfunction, roadway defects, distracted driving, driver fatigue, a medical emergency, etc.

Big Rig Accidents

Due to their massive size, commercial tractor-trailers often cause severe injuries and damages when they are involved in accidents and companies that own and operate large trucks anticipate the possibility. Typically, trucking companies will send legal teams to accident sites as soon as possible in order to mitigate their company’s liability for payment of damages.

Sadly, cases involving wrongful death are no different. However, calling a lawyer as soon as you are able can help to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation that you deserve.

Calling a Lawyer

Those who’ve lost loved ones often find themselves with many questions, but a lawyer with experience handling wrongful death cases can help you understand the process of claiming compensation with compassion and professionalism.

Additionally, having legal representation is important in ensuring that you are properly compensated for vital damages related to wrongful death cases such as loss of income, loss of emotional support, medical and funeral expenses, and more. To learn more about wrongful death, you can call my office and visit my informative site.

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Yuba City Auto Accident & Wrongful Death Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Yuba City auto accident attorney. Individuals who have lost people they love due to auto accidents involving negligent parties are often legally able to claim compensation. For free, friendly advice about your case, contact me at (530) 392-9400, (800) 404-5400, or

Since 1982, I’ve helped Yuba City residents with wrongful death and personal injury cases to claim the repayments they are rightly owed.

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I’ve won verdicts and settled cases valued at over one million dollars for clients. Due to this, I’m part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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