Update | Sacramento Accident Fatalities Occur in Single-Vehicle Crash

Accident on Vintage Park Drive Kills Two and Injures One 

A single-vehicle crash in Sacramento County occurred at about 4:00 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), that killed two people and caused significant injuries to one of the passengers. The collision occurred on Vintage Park Drive near Kirkton Court in what police reported was a high-speed crash. The vehicle in question was driven by a female with a man in the passenger seat in front and another man riding in the back seat. 

Out-of-Control Driver Strikes Fence, Killing Themself and Front-Seat Passenger

The vehicle driver apparently lost control and ran into a fence at a residential home on Vintage Park Drive. The driver and front-seat passenger died in the collision, while the man in the back seat suffered major injuries and was hospitalized. No one in the home was injured, and the house was undamaged. Officials have recently identified the decedents as Essence Ntchampo, 21, and Trayvon Winton, 33, of Vallejo.

Investigation Continues Into High-Speed Single-Vehicle Crash

Authorities do not believe that either alcohol or drugs factored into the cause of the fatal single-vehicle crash. The vehicle turned out to be a Florida-plated rental car. No one in the vehicle was carrying a driver’s license. The names of the deceased have not been released pending notification of the family by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Negligence in a Single-Vehicle Crash

When accident injuries or fatalities occur in a single-vehicle crash, the driver may be held financially responsible if it was due to their negligence. This can help the injured party or grieving family go forward without incurring high financial losses, especially if the person involved worked and contributed to the household income. Our injury lawyers have worked with grieving families for many years to help them obtain the compensation they deserve after the loss of a loved one.

Personal Injury Compensation in a Single-Vehicle Crash

Someone who has been injured because of a negligent driver can usually recover the following compensation:

  • All medical expenses caused by the accident
  • Wages lost by the inability to work
  • Pain and suffering from the physical trauma as well as emotional and psychological damage

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

Either the immediate family members or estate executor for the deceased may recover the following by filing a wrongful death claim:

  • Lost wages as well as pension and insurance benefits until the deceased’s normal retirement age
  • Cost of the funeral and burial
  • Compensation for the spouse’s loss of consortium, affection and support
  • Compensation for the children’s lack of guidance, love and nurturing
  • Recovery of damages for the lack of household help the decedent provided
  • Loss of inheritance

Personal Injury Attorneys in Sacramento

My name is Ed Smith, and I am a personal injury attorney in Sacramento. A wrongful death claim may be placed if your loved one died in an accident caused by another person or a negligent entity. If you were injured by a negligent driver, you could receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim. 

You can reach out to us at (916) 921-6400 for free and friendly advice on whether you or your family can file a claim to recover damages. We can also be reached either at (800) 404-5400 or by sending us an online message. A free consultation can be arranged for you either online or in person for one of our accident attorneys to review your case, answer questions and let you know about options to get compensation.

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