Single Vehicle Accident Fatality in South Sacramento

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May 14, 2019
Edward Smith

Single Vehicle Accident Fatality in South Sacramento

An accident fatality occurred on May 10 when a vehicle, traveling along a rural road in South Sacramento north of Galt, was involved in an accident. The accident happened just before 8:00 p.m. at Pellandini Road and Robson Road. It was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that an Acura had possibly hit a tree and was sideways blocking the road. First responders with the Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the accident scene and began performing CPR. However, the driver of the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. No other persons were in the vehicle at the time. The name of the driver who died has not yet been released pending notification of the family by the coroner’s office. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Single Vehicle Crashes

Single vehicle accidents are a common cause of injuries and fatalities. Often, they occur along roads that the driver is familiar with. Some of the reasons an accident fatality can occur are:

  • Drunk drivers: Driving while under the influence of alcohol commonly contributes to an accident resulting in a fatality. This is because the driver exhibits less coordination, poorer reflexes, and problems with judgment.
  • Fatigue: Drivers who are sleepy can have difficulty concentrating on the task at hand. In extreme cases, they may fall asleep while driving.
  • Roadway problems: Lack of adequate lighting, damaged pavement, and other causes may lead to an accident fatality. In these cases, the government entity in charge of maintenance may be held responsible for an accident fatality or injury.
  • Drugged driving: Drugs, whether they are illegal or particular over-the-counter or prescription medications can cause drowsiness, a lack of ability to concentrate and poor judgment.
  • Distracted driving: Remaining focused on the road is a real problem for some people. Texting and talking on their cell phone, fiddling with the radio or eating while driving are all forms of distraction.
  • Aggressive driver: An aggressive driver may harass or taunt another motorist, going so far as to make threats. In extreme cases, an aggressive driver may force another motorist off the road, which can cause an accident fatality.

Seeking Advice From an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

When negligence by another individual or entity has cost the life of your loved one, you might be able to collect financial compensation. This will help the family financially. Those who have questions and seek advice can take advantage of the free consultation offered by personal injury lawyers, who can advise whether they have a case. An experienced attorney can handle dealing with your insurance company on your behalf. If necessary, he or she can conduct an independent investigation and compile the evidence needed to present your case in civil court. Because personal injury lawyers take cases on a contingency basis, you do not pay them a fee until the case reaches a positive conclusion.

Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. While many single vehicle accidents are caused by an error on the part of the driver, not all of them are. I would be honored to offer you my free and friendly advice if negligence was the cause of your loved one’s death. You can contact me at (916) 921-6400 around Sacramento. My toll-free number is (800) 404-5400. You may prefer to contact me by accessing the online form on my website,

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