Accident on Sunrise Boulevard Results in a Fatality and Serious Injury
A single-vehicle crash in Rancho Cordova on June 18 killed the driver and injured a passenger. The accident happened sometime before 2:00 a.m. on Sunrise Boulevard, southbound, close to Gold Country Boulevard. Officers with the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to the accident scene.
Single-Vehicle Crash Under Investigation to Determine Why it Happened
A news release by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said that when officers arrived, they discovered the car that struck the tree had sustained catastrophic damage. Both the driver and her male passenger received injuries that were life-threatening in the collision and were taken to a nearby hospital. The driver of the vehicle died, however, the passenger should recover. The accident is being investigated by local authorities to determine how the single-vehicle crash occurred.
Reasons for a Single-Vehicle Crash
Accidents involving one vehicle are among the most common of all traffic collisions. Surprisingly enough, they often occur along a straight stretch of roadway ordinarily traveled by the motorist. Although negligence is the usual cause of these types of crashes, other factors may lead to an accident, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Running a red light
Other factors that can lead to a single-vehicle crash include the following:
- Defective auto parts: A defect in the tires, brakes, accelerator or steering can cause a single-vehicle crash. This is one of the reasons it is important to keep a vehicle following an injury or fatality collision. Engineers can examine the vehicle to determine if a defect was the cause of the accident. In this way, the injured party or family of the deceased can place a product liability claim against the manufacturer and others in the production line.
- Negligence by the government entity in charge of road maintenance: If the roadway contains potholes and other roadway problems, overgrown shrubbery, poor lighting, malfunctioning traffic lights or missing/misplaced signs, it can lead to a single-vehicle crash. In these instances, the government entity in charge of maintenance may be held responsible for any injuries or fatalities as a result. Because the time limit for filing against a government entity is six months, getting assistance from an injury lawyer may be helpful. The lawyer can ensure that the paperwork is correct and filed before the statute of limitations is reached.
Contacting an Injury Lawyer After a Single-Vehicle Crash
A personal injury lawyer can help an injured party or grieving family obtain the compensation they deserve. In order to successfully win a personal injury or wrongful death case, it has to be proved that negligence by another individual or entity was the cause. At AutoAccident.com, we have recovered compensation for many people who were injured or lost loved ones in an accident. We also work on a contingency basis, which means you owe us nothing until your case has been won. Call now to see if we can help you.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Rancho Cordova
My name is Ed Smith. I am a personal injury lawyer in Rancho Cordova, here to serve your needs when a loved one has been injured or has died in an accident caused by negligence. You are welcome to contact us at (916) 921-6400 or at (800) 404-5400 for our free and friendly advice about placing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We can arrange an in-person or virtual consultation free of charge in which one of our injury lawyers can review your case, answer any questions and tell you about possibilities to recover damages. If it is easier for you, we can also be contacted online.
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