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Solo Crash Kills Citrus Heights Man

Solo Crash Kills Citrus Heights Man

 

Solo Crash Kills Citrus Heights Man

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Citrus Heights. The coroner has released the name of a 23-year-old man from Citrus Heights who died in a solo car accident on December 21, 2015. The vehicle accident happened in Rio Linda, California.

What Happened?

According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) news release the accident happened around 3:40 a.m.  The man was driving a 2000 Jeep Cherokee westbound along Elkhorn Boulevard. He was just west of 14th Street in Rio Linda. For unknown reasons, his jeep left the roadway. It then went up an embankment and overturned.

Were There Other Occupants in the car with him?

 No. He was the only person in the car. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

What Caused this Tragic Auto Accident?

CHP officials currently have the task of investigating this solo crash. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role. An autopsy and toxicology report would be necessary to determine the exact cause of death. We are seeing a large increase in distracted driving accidents. This happens when someone is using their phone while driving.

WATCH: Youtube Video: Distracted Driving Is Like Driving Blind, by Ed Smith, Citrus Heights Car Accident Lawyer.

Are There Other Possible Causes for Solo Wrecks?

Occasionally, we learn of a traffic fatality where there has been a phantom car involved. A phantom vehicle may have caused or significantly contributed to the sequence of events leading up to a fatal crash. Then, for whatever reason, the phantom car flees the scene (hit and run).  The occupant in the other car dies in what appears to be a solo crash. An experienced car accident lawyer would investigate and help you determine cause.

Why Would Anyone Leave the Scene of an Injury Accident?

It is unconscionable, but it does happen.  The phantom driver could have been distracted, under the influence, uninsured, undocumented, unlicensed or even in a stolen vehicle.  In some hit and run accidents, surveillance cameras in the area of the accident may be helpful in identifying a phantom vehicle who is a hit and run driver. Canvassing the area for witnesses who might have seen something is also a good idea. Especially, since the main witness died in the crash. Contact an experienced accident attorney for help with your accident case.

Hit and Run Fatality Along Same Stretch of Dark Highway

We reported to you in October 2015 another serious fatality along this same stretch of dark highway in Rio Linda.

READ: Hit-and-run bicycle fatality, by Ed Smith.

Car Accident Lawyer in Citrus Heights

My name is Ed Smith. I am a Citrus Heights Auto Accident Lawyer. I’ve been handling cases involving serious auto accident fatalities since 1982.If you or someone close to you has been involved in serious crash, please call me at (916) 921-6400.  Or, you may dial me toll free (800) 404-5400 if you are calling outside of the Citrus Heights/Sacramento area.   I am available now to carefully go over your accident details with you. I provide free, friendly advice at no obligation to you.

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