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Placerville Golf Cart Accident Kills One, Injures One

Placerville Golf Cart Accident Kills One, Injures One

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers have stated that a Placerville golf cart accident left one individual with fatal injuries on Monday, October 7, 2019. In addition to leaving one person with fatal trauma, the accident also injured a second individual who was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The decedent has been identified by local authorities as a 44-year-old man from Texas. However, his name is being withheld pending the notification of his family members. The incident reportedly remains under investigation.

Crash Details

The accident reportedly happened on the grounds of the Apple Mountains Golf Resort in Placerville. The Texas man had been driving a golf cart downhill on one of the course’s cart paths when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The cart reportedly veered toward a bridge, broke through a guard rail, and fell into the creek below.

Emergency staff arriving at the crash scene reported that they found the Texan man had suffered major trauma during the incident. Tragically, the man passed away on-site due to the severity of his injuries. Updates from hospital staff indicated that the injured individual, identified as a 31-year-old Sacramento man, did not suffer severe trauma and is expected to recover from his injuries.


As officers continue their investigation into possible causes of this accident, no suspected factors have yet been reported. Crashes like this one can be caused by a variety of factors, many of which drivers cannot control. These factors can often include `defective auto products such as accelerators and/or brakes, hazards like potholes or poor roadway design, and more. In many of these cases, parties such as auto product manufacturers or entities responsible for roadway or premises maintenance may be responsible for damages caused by the accident.

One of the biggest issues with fatal collisions is that decedents are unable to tell police about what happened. This can often lead to critical factors in the crash being overlooked during the investigation. For this reason, it’s very important for families of decedents to reach out to a lawyer who knows how to conduct their own investigation into the crash and determine whether or not any negligence was involved.

How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?

After suffering the loss of a person in your life, it can be hard to focus on anything other than processing your grief. It’s normal to feel complex, intense emotions after experiencing such a tragedy, and many people need to take time away from their responsibilities in order to be with their families and begin the process of emotional healing. Grief can often make people want to delay the process of finding a lawyer, but it is important to have legal representation early on in a wrongful death case.

One of the main reasons that people delay getting a lawyer is that they are unsure of how to find an attorney they know they can trust. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to research any given lawyer and find out if they have the skill, means, and experience to handle your case. Watch the short video below to find out how you can get in touch with the right wrongful death lawyer for you and your family:

More from Placerville Wrongful Death Lawyer, Ed Smith

Placerville Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville wrongful death lawyer. Fatal accidents can be very difficult for families to recover from. If you’ve lost a person that you love in a crash, please reach out to me as soon as you can so that I can help you by offering my free, friendly legal advice. Call me using (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 and ask to speak with Ed.

My excellent team and I have worked with people living in and around Placerville for more than 37 years, helping them claim the payments that they deserve for wrongful death cases. You can learn about the work we’ve done by visiting our settlements and verdicts page or by taking a look at the many reviews our clients have written at these websites:

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