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One Dead Following Pollock Pines Crash

One Dead After Pollock Pines Crash

One person sadly passed away during a Pollock Pines area crash that occurred on Thursday, April 16, 2020. El Dorado County officials have since identified the decedent as Michael Healy, a 64-year-old man from the city of Tracy. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), this incident happened in the afternoon and involved one vehicle. The collision is still being investigated.

Crash Details

CHP indicated that the incident happened at about 3:20 p.m. on Ice House Road, a short distance east of the White Meadow Road intersection just off of Highway 50. Healy had reportedly been driving east on Ice House in a 2014 GMC Sierra. For unknown reasons, his vehicle drifted to the right, eventually driving off the road. The right-rear of the vehicle reportedly collided with a tree, causing the truck to spin out. The GMC continued to spin in a clockwise direction while heading east before it struck two more trees, drove down an embankment, and crashed head-on into a fourth tree.

Response

Emergency officials responding to the scene of the accident discovered that Healy had suffered critical trauma during the crash. Sadly, Healy was pronounced deceased on-site. No other individuals were reportedly inside of the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Investigation

At this time, the causal factors of the accident remain under an active CHP investigation. Single-vehicle accidents like this one are very dangerous and happen frequently. In many cases, these crashes happen due to more than one factor. Furthermore, many common crash causes are not things drivers can control. Examples include defective car parts and dangerous problems with the road like defective pavement or poor lighting.

When there are no survivors of a vehicle accident, it can be very hard for police to fully understand what happened. Sadly, this can cause investigators to overlook important evidence, leaving family members unable to hold negligent parties responsible. For this reason, it’s crucial to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney who can privately investigate the incident while prioritizing your family’s rights.

Finding a Trustworthy Lawyer

After losing a loved one, families often experience a difficult grieving period. During this time, it can feel overwhelming to even deal with your normal, daily life. For this reason, it’s common that families delay calling a lawyer. However, lawyers are most effective in wrongful death cases when contacted early on. Having a good attorney right away can make a critical difference in your ability to claim the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, and other important damages.

One of the main reasons that people delay contacting an attorney is because they are worried about how they will be able to find somebody they know they can trust with such an important case. While it is very important to have an attorney who is both experienced and compassionate, it doesn’t have to be hard to find the help you deserve. To learn how to easily find a great wrongful death lawyer, watch the below video clip:

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I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville wrongful death lawyer. If you have lost somebody in a car crash, please call me at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 to receive free, friendly advice.

My firm and I have helped people in the Pollock Pines area with serious car accident claims for 38 years and have obtained many excellent settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. Get more information about our work by visiting these sites to read client reviews:

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