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Placerville Collision Kills El Dorado Hills Man

Placerville Collision Kills El Dorado Hills Man

Police reports indicate that a Placerville collision left one person with fatal injuries on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Authorities of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office have indicated that the decedent was a 63-year-old man and resident of the community of El Dorado Hills. The man’s identity will be released after his family is notified. In addition to the decedent, a 19-year-old El Dorado Hills male also received injuries during the collision. Reports indicate that the young man was hospitalized after the incident. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports that they are actively investigating this car accident.

Crash Details

CHP stated that this accident happened at around 8:20 a.m. The 63-year-old man had been driving southbound in a 2009 Ford Ranger on State Route 49 close to the intersection of Lauren Lane just south of the city of Placerville. The truck was reportedly traveling at around 50 miles per hour when it veered to the left and crossed over oncoming highway lanes. The vehicle eventually left the road and drove down a steep embankment before it struck an oak tree.

CHP dispatched response personnel to the location of the accident immediately after receiving notification. Upon arriving, emergency responders discovered that both occupants of the Ford had suffered injuries. The driver of the vehicle was found with critical trauma and responders called for a helicopter to rush him to the Sutter-Roseville Hospital for emergent care. Sadly, the man passed away while in hospital custody. The vehicle passenger was transported by ground ambulance to the Marshall Hospital for treatment of significant trauma.


CHP has stated that they are looking into what may have caused the vehicle to drive off the road. While no suspected factors have been reported so far, police have mentioned that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

In cases where drivers pass away due to accident injuries, it is often difficult for investigators to understand what happened because the decedent is unable to tell their version of events. Often, this means that important factors go unnoticed during an investigation. For this reason, it’s important to reach out to an area wrongful death lawyer who knows how to investigate a case and determine whether or not any negligence was involved.

How To Find a Trustworthy Attorney

Finding a lawyer that you know you can trust to handle your case effectively can be stressful, especially while attempting to cope with the grief of losing a person that you care about. Often, this stress makes people want to delay getting legal help. However, if you know what to look for, getting in touch with the right lawyer can be simple. To learn more about how you can know for sure whether or not a Placerville wrongful death lawyer is right for you, watch this helpful video:

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