Double Fatality Head-On Crash Occurs Near Yuba City

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May 03, 2023
Edward Smith

Head-On Crash Along Highway 99 Causes Two Fatalities

A head-on crash near Yuba City involving two vehicles killed both drivers on April 26. The collision happened along Highway 99 close to Oswald Road around 8:30 p.m. The Yuba-Sutter office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a Toyota Tacoma pickup and Toyota Rav4 SUV were involved in the collision when the pickup driver was going north along Highway 99 and crossed the centerline, striking the SUV, which was going south.

Both Drivers Killed in Head-On Crash

Both drivers died at the scene of the crash. The pickup driver was identified as a man from Brentwood, age 74. The driver of the SUV was a woman from Yuba City, age 69. No other occupants were in either vehicle, and no witnesses to the accident have been located yet.

Roadway Closed Down for Investigation

The road was shut down to traffic for around two hours while the scene of the head-on crash was cleared and an investigation was conducted into the cause of the collision. Because of the dangers of this area, officials are cooperating with Caltrans to install a stoplight there. Currently, there is only a stop sign at the intersection with Oswald Road. 

Wrongful Death and What Can Be Recovered

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity in a head-on crash or other accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your loss through California wrongful death laws. This type of claim allows the surviving family members of a deceased person to recover damages for their losses and suffering. Generally, damages that can be recovered include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future income from the deceased
  • Pain and suffering endured by survivors due to the death of the decedent
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, care, guidance and support provided by the decedent

A successful claim can provide much-needed financial support for surviving family members who have experienced a sudden and tragic event. However, it is important to understand that filing a wrongful death claim in California is complex and requires an experienced attorney to ensure maximum recovery.

Consulting With a Wrongful Death Attorney

It is crucial to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney early on to determine if you are entitled to damages under California law and what type of damages you may recover. An attorney can help you identify all available sources of compensation, prepare your case for the court, and protect your rights throughout the legal process. Additionally, an experienced attorney can help you understand the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in California, which is two years from the date of demise. With the right legal support, you may obtain justice for your family and receive financial compensation for the loss of a loved one.

Yuba City Wrongful Death Attorney

I am Ed Smith, and I am a Yuba City wrongful death attorney. When one person’s negligence causes your family member’s death, you may be able to recover compensation. Although it won’t ease the family’s grief, it can hold the negligent person responsible and help obtain justice for your loss. Contact us at (530) 392-9400 or at (800) 404-5400 if you would like free, friendly advice from one of our accident attorneys. Please contact us online if that is more convenient for you.

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