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Reported Head-On Crash in Williams Claims a Life

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June 25, 2024
Edward Smith

Williams Head-On Crash Occurs on Southbound I-5

A reported head-on crash in Williams occurred on June 23, which claimed a life. The accident happened around 4:45 a.m. along southbound Interstate 5 at the Myers Road overpass. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one vehicle was going north on the southbound side of the road when the collision occurred. 

One Person Dies at Scene of Head-On Crash in Williams

The roadway was completely blocked and allegedly covered in coolant and oil, making it slippery. A sweeper was called to clean up the spills, and a hard closure was issued. One person died in the collision.

Fatal Accident Under Investigation to Determine Cause

The CHP traffic accident unit is conducting an investigation to determine what caused the accident. The deceased’s name will be released by the county coroner when the family has been notified.

Causes of a Wrong-Way Head-On Crash in Williams

A head-on crash in Williams is predominantly caused by driver negligence. The common causes include:

  • Drunk driving: Intoxicated drivers often lack the control necessary to keep their vehicles in the correct lane, leading to wrong-way collisions.
  • Fatigued driving: When drivers fall asleep at the wheel, their vehicles can drift into opposite lanes, resulting in accidents.
  • Distracted driving: Activities such as texting or other distractions divert attention from the road, increasing the likelihood of a head-on crash in Williams.
  • Speeding: Excessive speeds can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and veer into oncoming traffic.
  • Misplaced road signs: Incorrect or missing signage can mislead drivers to enter the highway in the wrong direction. Responsibility may lie with the government entity managing road signs, and since there is a six-month window to file a government claim, seeking advice from an injury lawyer is advisable.

Filing a Claim for Wrongful Death

Families who lose someone in a head-on crash in Williams can consult with an accident lawyer to file a wrongful death and recover damages if the other driver was at fault. An accident attorney can conduct an investigation to determine fault in an accident. They do this using an investigator who will examine the accident site, interview witnesses, look for video footage, and use other techniques. Once fault has been determined, the lawyer will use the gathered evidence to construct a strong case for the recovery of compensation.

Wrongful Death Claims

Most wrongful death claims are settled with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, in a few cases, the matter has to be decided in civil court. Damages that are recoverable include wages the deceased would have earned until retirement and end-of-life expenses. The spouse and children can also recover compensation for their personal losses. Other areas where compensation can be recovered in a wrongful death claim may be possible. Taking advantage of a free consultation with an accident lawyer may clarify what your family could recover.

Accident attorney Ed Smith discusses wrongful death lawsuits in the following video:


Williams Personal Injury Lawyer 

I am Ed Smith, a Williams personal injury lawyer. If your loved one’s death was caused by a negligent driver, your family might have the option to file a wrongful death claim. For free and friendly advice on filing this claim, contact an accident attorney at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400. We are also available online.

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Photo attribution: Image by István Kopeczny from Pixabay

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