Lincoln Area Fatal Crash

Lincoln Area Fatal Crash

Lincoln Area Fatal Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln car accident attorney. An auto accident that occurred just west of Lincoln left one involved individual with fatal injuries on the night of Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Accident Information

According to a report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) regarding the incident, two residents of Oroville had been driving south along Highway 99 close to the intersection of West Catlett Road at approximately 10:30 p.m.

A passenger vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Rancho Cordova resident had been heading west on West Catlett Road. The vehicle had reportedly been waiting to cross the road when the driver, for an unknown reason, drove into Highway 99’s southbound lanes directly in the path of the first vehicle. The Rancho Cordova resident was reportedly unable to swerve or brake before her vehicle struck the right side of the oncoming car.

Injuries and Response

CHP received news of this collision and immediately dispatched emergency response personnel to the accident scene. Responders at the scene of the crash discovered that a passenger in the vehicle driven by the Rancho Cordova resident had suffered fatal injuries during the impact and pronounced the individual dead on-scene. The identity of the deceased has not yet been reported pending the notification of their family.

The Rancho Cordova resident and a second passenger of her vehicle reportedly both suffered major injuries and were put in an ambulance before being taken to the U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento to receive emergency treatment.

One of the Oroville residents suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital for medical care. The other Oroville resident received major injuries in the collision and was transported by ground ambulance to Rideout Hospital in nearby Marysville.


CHP is currently investigating possible causal factors of the accident. No arrests were made at the collision scene and CHP reports that they do not believe that any involved drivers were under the influence of intoxicants. Additionally, reports indicated that all involved individuals had been properly wearing seat belts when the collision occurred.

Wrongful Death

When somebody loses their life because of the negligence of another party, it typically qualifies as a case of wrongful death. In wrongful death cases, individuals who relied on the deceased for financial or emotional purposes are often able to legally claim compensation for the damages they have suffered.

To learn more about wrongful death cases, you can visit my website. There is plenty information about how to best proceed after losing somebody in a wrongful death situation as well as information on the types of damages that individuals can recover after their loss.

More From Lincoln Car Accident Attorney, Ed Smith

Lincoln Car Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln car accident attorney. Losing somebody you love is difficult, but a good injury lawyer can help. If you’ve lost somebody due to a negligent party, call me at (530) 392-9400 to receive friendly, free advice. Those residing elsewhere can visit or dial (800) 404-5400.

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