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Shasta Lake Vehicle Collision Kills Elderly Pedestrian

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June 08, 2024
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Killed on Shasta Dam Boulevard in Shasta Lake Vehicle Collision

A Shasta Lake vehicle collision on June 3 killed a pedestrian as she was crossing the street. The accident happened around 1:51 p.m. along Shasta Dam Boulevard. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said the woman, age 88, was outside the crosswalk when a Cadillac struck her. 

Driver Cited for Obstructed Vision in Shasta Lake Vehicle Collision

The Cadillac was going west along Shasta Dam Boulevard near McConnell Avenue at the time the fatal accident happened. According to police, the driver’s vision may have been obstructed by objects hanging from their rear-view mirror. The Cadillac driver, a woman aged 57, was cited by police for speeding and having an obstructed view. 

Name of Deceased Pedestrian to Be Released

Although the elderly woman was transported to a hospital for treatment, she died later from her injuries. The woman’s identity will be released by the Office of the County Coroner once identification has been made and her family has been notified.

Negligence in a Pedestrian Wrongful Death Claim

Establishing negligence is a fundamental aspect of filing a wrongful death claim following a pedestrian’s death caused by a Shasta Lake vehicle collision. An injury attorney rigorously investigates the circumstances, gathering critical evidence to support the victim’s family’s claim for damages. This process includes analyzing police reports, conducting witness interviews, and securing surveillance footage, among other investigative techniques. Leveraging this evidence, a skilled injury lawyer can craft a strong case to either negotiate with the liable party’s insurance company or pursue legal action in court.

Compensation Recovery After the Loss of a Loved One

Families who file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one in a Shasta Lake vehicle collision due to someone else’s negligence can obtain significant compensation. Typically, the surviving spouse, partner, and children of the decedent file the claim. If the deceased did not have a spouse or children, other family members, such as the deceased person’s siblings and parents, may also file. Recoverable damages can include:

  • Reimbursement for funeral and burial costs.
  • The deceased’s projected earnings up to their expected retirement age.
  • Compensation for the losses suffered by spouses and children.
  • The economic value of household tasks that the deceased used to perform, now requiring external hire, is also compensable.

The aim is to ensure families receive fair compensation to help address both the economic and emotional impact of their loss. By holding the negligent driver responsible for the pedestrian fatality, they can obtain justice and avoid financial problems associated with the loss.

Below, you can watch accident lawyer Ed Smith’s video discussing essential information on wrongful death claims:


Shasta Lake Wrongful Death Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Shasta Lake wrongful death attorney. Our team of accident lawyers is dedicated to assisting families considering a wrongful death claim by offering a strong starting point. We provide free and friendly advice; simply reach out to our accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400. If you prefer online communication, a contact form is available here. We offer a no-obligation consultation, which can be held in person or virtually, allowing potential clients to explore their options for compensation after an accident.

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Photo attribution: Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

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