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Redding Hit-and-Run Sends One Person to the Hospital

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, a Redding hit-and-run car accident sent one person to the hospital. The Redding Police Department (RPD) reports the incident occurred in the late afternoon and involved six separate vehicles, and happened on a busy city road. In addition to the hospitalized individual, several others were reported to have suffered minor injuries. RPD is still searching for the missing driver and vehicle.

Elkhorn Boulevard Accident Results in Rollover and Multiple Injuries

A two-vehicle collision in Rio Linda involving a rollover caused injuries to five people on February 26. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers and emergency responders with Sac Metro Fire arrived at the accident scene at Elkhorn Boulevard and 28th Street around 3:15 in the afternoon. They discovered that one of the vehicles had experienced a rollover in the crash and was lying on its side. Fortunately, no extraction was required, but an additional medic was summoned to help with the injured. 

Mendocino Resident Suffers Fatal Trauma During Highway 1 Crash

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, a Mendocino resident was fatally injured after being involved in a car accident in Sonoma County. The decedent was identified by Sonoma County authorities two days later as Herbert Gorka, a 78-year-old man with residences in both Mendocino County and Carson City, Nevada. Gorka was the only individual involved in the accident, and California Highway Patrol (CHP) is actively investigating the incident.

I-80 Collision Occurs When Big Rig Jackknifes

A jackknife accident near Roseville on February 25 happened along the interstate during the early hours of the morning. The accident happened at about 2:00 in the morning along Interstate 80 when the driver, for unknown reasons, experienced a jackknife close to the off-ramp for Douglas Boulevard. The big rig was significantly damaged, and debris was scattered all over the roadway. 

Redding Pedestrian Collision Results in Deadly Injuries

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, one person sadly passed away as the result of a Redding pedestrian collision. Officers with the Redding Police Department (RPD) report that the collision happened in the evening at the intersection of two major roadways and involved a single car in addition to the pedestrian. At this time, Shasta County authorities are still withholding the name and information of the decedent pending her family’s notification.

Providing Notice to the Defendant

If you have a personal injury claim that has received nothing but lowball offers from the insurance company, it may be to the point where your attorney has recommended that a lawsuit be filed.  Once litigation begins, it is likely you will start to hear words and phrases that you may not be familiar with, and one of the first of those phrases may be “service of process.”  

Rural Bay Area Collision Fatally Injures Vallejo Resident

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, a Vallejo resident suffered fatal injuries as the result of a car accident that happened on a rural road in the Bay Area. Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers report that the accident involved just one vehicle and that no other individuals were inside of the car at the time of the crash. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department has not released the name of the decedent, but identified him as a 64-year-old man from Vallejo.

What Are These Cases About?

Personal injury cases for products liability can differ substantially in size and scope, based upon how widespread the use of the product may be and the resulting number of people who are injured by the product’s defects. One situation representing the largest current products liability problem in terms of the number of individual claims involves defective earplugs from the 3M company and its predecessor, Aearo LLC.

Napa Woman Hospitalized Following Solano County Crash

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, a Napa woman suffered injuries after she was involved in a Solano County crash. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports the incident occurred in the morning in a rural location and only involved one car. While updates on the woman’s health condition were not made available, responders indicated that she was not expected to have sustained life-threatening injuries. The cause of the incident is currently being investigated.

Siskiyou Trucking Crash Results in Fatal Injuries

On Monday, February 22, 2021, one person tragically lost his life during a Siskiyou trucking crash. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that the collision involved a pickup truck as well as a big-rig and happened at night on a highway outside of the city of Weed. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is withholding the decedent’s name but have identified him as a 27-year-old man from Chico. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

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