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Head-On Crash Occurs in Roseville

Accident Along the Roseville Bypass Causes Road Closure

A head-on crash in Roseville resulting in a fatality was reported on February 23 involving a wrong-way driver. The accident happened around 10:03 p.m. along the southbound Roseville Bypass near the eastbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard on-ramp. Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that when they arrived, they discovered that a Subaru Impreza and Toyota Corolla had collided. 

The driver of the Subaru Impreza had reportedly been driving the wrong way down the center divider when, for unknown reasons, he veered into the traffic lane, striking the Toyota Corolla head-on. The accident caused one of the vehicles to overturn and catch fire. The Toyota driver, a Roseville man, 39, who was not wearing a seat restraint, suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the hospital.

The driver of the Subaru, a 34-year-old man from Carmichael, also suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was placed under arrest by officers and faces charges of driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. He remains hospitalized. A third vehicle was also involved in the collision after his car was struck by debris but suffered no injuries. 

Accidents Involving Wrong-Way Drivers

Injuries caused by wrong-way drivers can be catastrophic. The danger of catastrophic injuries and fatalities from a head-on crash is because the speed of both vehicles is combined upon impact. In other words, if two vehicles are both traveling at 55 mph, the impact will be as if one vehicle is slamming into a wall at 110 mph.

Head-On Crash Characteristics

  • Wrong-way accidents occur primarily when drivers enter exit ramps the wrong way.
  • In most cases, a head-on crash occurs between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. due to intoxication and lack of visibility. 
  • Elderly drivers are more likely to be in a wrong-way accident. 
  • The number of wrong-way accidents is higher on weekends. Drug or alcohol use is more prevalent on weekends. 

Tragic Death of a Loved One

When someone you love passes away, it can be devastating, but a death caused by someone else’s negligent act can be even more tragic. The family members are grieving and feel helpless. Families want to know what happened. Some are angry and want justice for someone they so dearly loved who suffered such an unfortunate fate. We can help. 

Getting Advice After a Death in the Family

Our investigators and attorneys provide compassionate service and work hard to help families find answers. We offer a free, no-obligation case review to families whose loved ones died as a result of negligence. We can review your case, tell you about your options for recovering compensation and answer any questions you may have about filing a wrongful death lawsuit through a free consultation, either virtually or in person.

Claim for Wrongful Death

We care about you as we do our own families at because we understand what you are going through. Our job is to relieve the family of the financial burden, so they can grieve in peace, knowing their case is in good hands and that their loved one will receive justice. A wrongful death claim can recover the following:

  • The funeral and burial costs are recoverable.
  • Wages, including bonuses, insurance and pension benefits the decedent would have earned until retirement age are recoverable. 
  • Loss of consortium and love can be claimed by the spouse.
  • Loss of guidance and nurturing by the decedent can be claimed by the family’s children.
  • The family may recover the loss of household chores such as tax preparation, childcare, or vehicle maintenance that was performed by the decedent.

Roseville Wrongful Death Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, a Roseville wrongful death lawyer. Head-on collisions often cause severe trauma or fatalities to the occupants of the vehicles. If you lost a loved one in a traffic crash, call us for our free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. You can also reach us at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us a message online

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