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Lodi Fatality Accident

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February 06, 2017
Edward Smith


Lodi Fatality Accident 

I’m Ed Smith a Lodi car accident lawyer. On Friday, February 3, 2017, an accident involving a flatbed truck and a small sedan occurred on West Peltier Road in rural Lodi.

What Happened?

According to reports by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a bobtail truck collided into a small sedan shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday night at the intersection of West Peltier Road and North DeVries Road in Lodi. The flatbed truck was traveling eastbound on Peltier when it came upon the small sedan traveling westbound. For unknown reasons the driver of the sedan lost control of their vehicle and veered into the truck’s path. The truck driver attempted to avoid the sedan and moved his truck into the left lane of Peltier Road, however by that point it appeared the driver of the sedan was able to regain control of his vehicle and steered back into the westbound lane, directly into the path of the flatbed truck. The truck and the sedan then collided head on.

Were There Injuries?

When first responders arrived on the scene they discovered that the small sedan was heavily damaged. The local fire department had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver from his vehicle. Sadly, his injuries were severe and he passed away at the scene. The driver was described as a 26-year-old male from Lodi. The driver of the truck did not request any medical attention at the scene of the collision.

Investigation and Road Closures

Peltier Road was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours following the collision while crews from the East Side Fire Department and CHP worked to clear the scene. Both of the involved vehicles had to be towed away due to extensive damage. The CHP is handling the investigation of this tragic accident.

Did Distracted or Drunk Driving Contribute to the Crash?

It is too soon to know if distracted driving or drugs and alcohol contributed in any way to this tragic accident. The Stockton division of the CHP is asking anyone who witnessed this accident to please contact them at (209) 938-9400 with any information.

We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life in this tragic auto accident.

Lodi Auto Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Lodi car accident lawyer. If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an accident involving a truck that resulted in serious injuries or the loss of life, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. I can also be reached toll-free at (800) 404-5400 when calling outside of the Lodi area.

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Source of Lodi Fatal Truck Accident:
Fire Crews On Scene of Deadly Head-On Collision in Lodi

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