Fatality and Injury Occur in Solo Vehicle Vallejo Crash

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September 06, 2023
Edward Smith

Vallejo Crash Involves Two Juveniles

A solo vehicle Vallejo crash caused the death of one person and injuries to another on September 1. The collision was reported by the Vallejo Police Department as occurring close to Columbus and Redwood Parkways around 6:30 p.m. When they arrived at the accident scene, officers discovered that an older Toyota Tundra driver had lost control of their vehicle, striking the center median. 

Driver Hospitalized and Passenger Killed in Vallejo Crash

The collision resulted in a rollover, and the vehicle ended up in the opposing traffic lane. The driver was determined to be a juvenile and was transported to a hospital to treat injuries. The vehicle’s juvenile passenger died at the accident scene. Police are conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash. The deceased passenger’s name will not be released by the County Coroner’s Office until the family has received notification.

Causes of a Vallejo Crash Involving Only One Vehicle

A Vallejo crash involving a single vehicle can occur for several reasons. Most of the time, it is due to negligence on the part of the driver. Poor road maintenance can cause an accident in a smaller percentage of cases, such as upheavals in the roadway, lack of signs, and others. While a personal injury or wrongful death claim may be placed against the government entity that failed to do its job, the time limit to file is six months, so getting legal help might be advised.

A defect in the vehicle can also cause a Vallejo crash. Failed brakes, an accelerator that sticks, and other problems can lead to this collision. Keeping the vehicle after an accident allows it to be inspected for defects, in which case an auto product liability claim may be filed to recover damages.

Passengers in Motor Vehicles

A motorist is responsible for the safety of passengers in their vehicle. When the driver is negligent, leading to a Vallejo crash that causes a passenger to lose his/her life, the family may hold the motorist responsible by filing a wrongful death claim. The family may recover:

  • The expenses for the funeral service and burial are recoverable.
  • If the decedent was working, the value of their earnings until retirement age can be recouped, as well as the benefits they received.
  • The decedent’s spouse may claim loss of love, affection, and consortium.
  • Any children in the family whom the decedent supported by at least 50 percent may place a claim for their loss of parental care, support, and nurturing. 

With these helpful tips from injury lawyer Ed Smith, you can find out what to look for in an attorney to handle your case:

Personal Injury Lawyer in Vallejo

I am Ed Smith. I’m a personal injury lawyer in Vallejo. If you are injured or a loved one dies due to negligence by another entity or individual, you should contact us to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our accident attorneys at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly legal advice. It is also possible to send us an online message.

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