Sacramento Man Identified After Fatal Dixon Highway Accident

Sacramento Man Identified After Fatal Dixon Highway Accident

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the decedent of a fatal Dixon highway accident was identified by authorities of the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. The decedent was identified as Jonathan Roseto, a 23-year-old man from Sacramento. According to reports from California Highway Patrol (CHP), the crash happened the day prior, and one other individual was left with injuries during the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital. Police are actively investigating the causal factors of this accident.

Crash Information

The collision happened at around 10:40 p.m. on Highway Interstate 80 to the east of the Currey Road exit. Roseto was driving a 2007 Honda Accord eastbound in the fast lane of the highway. According to police reports, the vehicle was traveling above 65 miles per hour when Roseto attempted to change lanes. The Accord reportedly struck a slower-moving 2013 Ford Escape while attempting to enter the adjacent lane.

As a result of the initial impact, the Escape overturned, eventually coming to a stop on its passenger side on the right-hand shoulder of I-80. The Honda continued traveling east before traveling off the road and coming to a stop in a patch of bushes off the side of the highway.

Response

Emergency responders were dispatched to the crash scene right away. When they arrived, they discovered that Roseto suffered critical injuries during the impact. Tragically, Roseto lost his life on-site. The driver of the SUV, identified as a 71-year-old woman, was found with significant injuries and transported to the Kaiser hospital in Vacaville for treatment. Medical officials say that her trauma is not life-threatening, and she is expected to fully recover.

Investigation

As police are investigating this accident, they allegedly believe that alcohol may have been a factor. In cases where one or more drivers are fatally injured, it can be difficult for investigators to fully understand all of the factors involved in the crash. Often, this means that key causes such as malfunctioning vehicle parts or dangerous roads go unnoticed. Because of this, it’s important to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer who knows how to properly conduct their own investigation into possible causes of the incident.

Rollover Injuries

In many cases, especially with SUVs, rollover accidents can cause serious injuries because the vehicle isn’t constructed safely. What often happens is that the roof of the vehicle or its supports are not strong enough to withstand an impact and cause roof crush injuries. When this happens, the manufacturer of the product can be liable to pay for damages caused by accidents. To learn more about vehicle roofs and product liability, it’s best to speak personally to an attorney.

Wrongful Death Damages

Losing somebody that you love in a car accident is a tragedy and many people feel overwhelmed when they receive the news. Recovering emotionally and dealing with the grieving process can make it very difficult to continue on with your normal daily life and grieving individuals frequently need to take a significant amount of time to process their feelings. However, it’s important not to delay calling an attorney so that they can begin working on your case. The sooner a lawyer can begin investigating the accident and preparing for negotiations with liable parties, the more effectively they can protect you and your family’s right to compensation.

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