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Grass Valley Highway Collision Kills One

Grass Valley Highway Collision Kills One

California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorities stated that a fatality vehicle accident happened just outside of Grass Valley on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The crash reportedly occurred on a local highway during the late evening and involved only a single vehicle. The fatally injured vehicle driver has been identified as a 64-year-old resident of Penn Valley. However, the man’s full identity has not yet been reported by county authorities, who were still in the process of notifying his family members. I would like to offer my sympathy and support to the fatally injured man’s friends and family members as they mourn the loss of their loved one after this tragic car accident.

Car Crash Details

Reports indicated that the car wreck happened just before 8:00 p.m. on Highway 20 less than two miles east of Grass Valley. A gold-colored Toyota Avalon sedan had been driving west on the highway just past the intersection of South Ponderosa Way. Officers stated that the sedan was driving at high speeds. The Avalon reportedly passed multiple vehicles using the highway shoulder before re-entering westbound highway lanes. However, the Toyota continued across the highway and entered oncoming traffic lanes before veering sharply to correct itself.

After veering back into the correct side of the highway, the vehicle traveled off of the road and struck a tree and an ascending embankment, eventually coming to a complete stop.

Emergency Response

Responders were immediately sent to the crash site where they discovered that the vehicle driver had suffered severe trauma. The man was put in an ambulance and taken to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Tragically, the man’s injuries were too severe for treatment and he passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Crash Investigation

This accident remains under investigation by authorities of CHP. So far, officers have not stated what factors they believe may have been involved in the collision. Accidents often have multiple causes and can happen due to a variety of factors that include medical emergencies, reckless driving, hazards in the road, brake failure, accelerator defects, and other auto part malfunctions.

Calling a Personal Injury Law Firm

For many, talking to an injury lawyer after they’ve endured the loss of someone they love can be hard. However, calling a legal advisor as soon as you can is often a vital part of recovering for your damages. Those who’ve lost family members or people they depend on in preventable crashes are often able to recover money for funeral and burial expenses, emotional trauma, loss of income, and more. If you want to know about how wrongful death cases work or want advice on your specific situation, you should speak with a Grass Valley wrongful death lawyer right away.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Grass Valley wrongful death lawyer. When accidents are fatal, families can be left unsure of what to do. If you have lost a person that you love because of an accident, call me at (800) 404-5400, or locally at (530) 382-9400 for free, friendly legal advice.

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