Los Banos Woman Killed in Crash on Almond Drive
A woman from Los Banos was killed in a crash on Almond Drive on the night of Friday, January 28, 2022. The traffic collision took place around 7:10 p.m. at Almond Drive and Center Avenue just south of the Los Banos area.
Details on the Crash on Almond Drive That Killed a Los Banos Woman
Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the scene of the two-vehicle crash at around 7:13 p.m. Upon arrival, CHP traffic officers found a 2006 Honda and a 2007 GMC involved in the incident that resulted in injuries to both drivers. A preliminary investigation by authorities revealed that the GMC was driven by a 45-year-old Los Banos man and was traveling westbound on Almond Drive. Officials said that the GMC driver failed to come to a stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection of Almond Drive and Center Avenue. This resulted in the GMC traveling in the direct path of the Honda driven by a Los Banos woman.
Officials indicated that the front left side of the GMC was struck by the front of the Honda. The impact of the collision propelled both cars in a northwesterly direction. The GMC driver was reportedly ejected from the vehicle, sustained serious injuries, and was taken to a Modesto area hospital for immediate treatment. The Honda came to a rest in a field near the crash site. Sadly, the Honda driver succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the traffic collision. Officials have recently identified the deceased party as Brenda Luna, 37, of Los Banos. Additional information on the fatal car accident on Center Avenue and Almond Drive was not immediately released by authorities due to ongoing investigation.
How Can a Wrongful Death Claim Help Survivors?
Nothing may ease the grief resulting from the loss of a loved one in an auto accident. There are often extensive losses related to the sudden death of a family member in addition to substantial intangible harms. A wrongful death claim may help survivors recover those losses and allow them to hold the at-fault party financially accountable for their loved one’s passing. California law permits surviving family members to recover compensation to economic and non-economic damages such as loss of companionship, mental anguish, lost future earnings, funeral costs, medical expenses for treatment of the final injury (recoverable through a survival action), and more.
The amount of financial recovery will depend on the evidence proving the duty of care owed to the decedent, the breach of that duty, direct causation, and the extent of damages incurred. Since evidence may be lost or destroyed over time, it is essential that surviving family members retain legal counsel immediately to ensure that it is gathered and preserved immediately. Hiring the best wrongful death lawyer in Los Banos may make all the difference in the outcome of your case, as your attorney will always have your best interests at heart, unlike the insurance company representing the other party. For information on how to find the right attorney, watch this video.
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Personal Injury Attorney in Los Banos
I’m Ed Smith, a Los Banos personal injury attorney. The sudden loss of a family member is a shattering experience for the family left behind to pick up the pieces. When that loss was the result of someone else’s negligent actions, it may be even more challenging to accept. In addition to experiencing grief, survivors are often faced with a significant financial impact that may leave them struggling in the time following the incident and even into the future, particularly if the decedent was the primary provider of the household. At AutoAccident.com, we understand that no amount of compensation may undo the pain and devastation your family has gone through. However, we may be able to help you and your family seek justice and financial compensation through a wrongful death claim brought against the at-fault party. Learn more about the legal process and how we can help by calling us today at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. Our accident attorneys are available anytime to meet with you and your family to provide compassionate, free, and friendly case advice.
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