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Elk Grove Boulevard Site of Fatal Crash

A fatal crash occurred in Elk Grove on June 19 when a red sedan struck a tree along Elk Grove Boulevard. The accident is unusual, according to a representative of the Elk Grove Police Department, because there were no witnesses to the accident, no one reported it and no one heard it. The fatal crash was discovered by a passing Elk Grove police officer who was patrolling the area at the time and phoned emergency responders.

Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash in Elk Grove

A motor vehicle crash in Elk Grove on May 31 caused the accident fatality of one man after his car struck a tree. The accident was reported by a spokesperson for the Elk Grove Police Department, who said it happened around 3:08 in the afternoon on westbound Laguna Boulevard, heading toward Bruceville Road. The driver, in a Honda Accord, crossed over the median into the opposing lane and tried to correct to reenter his lane. However, while making that maneuver, the vehicle struck a tree. The driver died in the crash. 

Wrongful Death Claims When the Government Is at Fault

Government claims for a wrongful death are those that are filed by a family when a loved one died due to negligence by the entity in charge. A claim against a government entity is similar to those filed in other personal injury cases. However, important differences exist, which means that having a lawyer experienced in handling government claims is important. 

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim When a Family Member Dies

When an Elk Grove family member is lost to a wrongful death caused by negligence, it isn’t natural. The death was unnecessary, usually sudden and always a tragedy. It leaves the members of the family trying to recover from overwhelming grief and, in many cases, struggling to pay bills. However, the family members may be able to place a claim for compensation for their loss with the assistance of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. Although it will not help to ease the grief, it can help bring closure by punishing the wrongdoer and peace of mind that the family finances will not suffer.

Tragic Death in an Elk Grove Rear-End Collision on I-5

An Elk Grove rear-end collision on November 17 ended in the passing of a driver whose vehicle crashed into the back end of a tractor-trailer along Interstate 5 southbound. The accident happened shortly after 9:00 in the evening just south of Elk Grove Boulevard. When officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived at the accident scene, they discovered that a Freightliner pulling a trailer had stopped because of an earlier crash south of that location. The driver of a Nissan Versa was going south in the number two lane at around 70 mph. The driver of the Nissan reportedly neither slowed down nor stopped and crashed into the rear end of the trailer being pulled by the Freightliner. Both the driver and a passenger in the Nissan sustained injuries that were fatal, while the driver of the semi and another passenger in the big rig were uninjured.

Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Elk Grove Under Investigation

A single-vehicle fatal crash occurred in the early morning hours on East Laguna Boulevard in the vicinity of Haussman Street in Elk Grove on November 12. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m., according to an Elk Grove Police representative. The driver of a pickup died at the scene of the accident. The pickup was found in the slow lane with major damage to the operator’s side with metal sticking out where the impact occurred. It appeared as though the pickup traveled across the road from the fast lane to where it came to rest. The placement of the vehicle and damage led police to question if another motorist might have been involved. Authorities are asking the community for help requesting that anyone who saw the crash or might have additional information to call their headquarters. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Nickolas Bustillos, 27, of Elk Grove.

Elk Grove Hit and Run Accident Kills Elderly Man

A hit and run accident on November 7 left an elderly man to die on Waterman Road in the vicinity of Sheldon and Calvine roads at about 6:00 p.m. Elk Grove Police responded to the call. Their investigators said it was their belief that the man, 85-year-old Edward Villasenor of Elk Grove, was standing on the shoulder of Waterman Road when he was struck by the fleeing vehicle. Police are searching for the driver they believe was in a red SUV thought to be a Ford Explorer. The police say the SUV’s front end was heavily damaged in the crash. It was last seen heading west on Calvine Road. Police remained at the scene investigating the crash and ask anyone to contact the Elk Grove Police Department if they have any further information about the accident. The public is also being asked to call if an SUV fitting the description is seen. Moreover, a GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of Mr. Villasenor’s family to help cover his funeral expenses.

Elk Grove Motorcyclist Fatality Involves Lodi Man

An accident near Elk Grove on November 2 resulted in a motorcyclist fatality along Interstate 5 northbound. The accident occurred at about 2:30 in the afternoon between Laguna Boulevard and Elk Grove Boulevard, according to the incident log by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The motorcyclist was headed north on Interstate 5, traveling in the fast lane on a 2006 Harley Davidson, when the motorcycle reportedly collided with the rear right fender of a Dodge pickup. After losing control of the bike, the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle landing in the number two lane, where a big rig’s rear wheels hit him. Emergency personnel from the Cosumnes Fire Department pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene of the crash. 

Pedestrian Killed on Highway 99 in Elk Grove by Big Rig

A pedestrian died on October 13 on Highway 99 in Elk Grove when they were struck by a big rig. The accident happened at about 3:43 in the afternoon on southbound Highway 99 in the area south of Elk Grove Boulevard near the Automall. The pedestrian has yet to be identified, pending notification of next of kin. The Elk Grove Police and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) were at the scene, as were the Cosumnes Fire Department. Traffic was blocked in the area of the pedestrian/big rig crash, however, some movement of vehicles was allowed on the left side of the roadway. 

Woman Dies in Elk Grove Rear End Collision

A July 8 rear-end collision in Elk Grove resulted in the death of a female driver along Sheldon Road’s center median, according to the police. Officers responded to the collision near Springhurst Drive eastbound shortly before 5:00 in the afternoon. Upon arriving, they discovered the accident involved a Chevy Spark, an older model BMW and a Mazda CX-5. The woman was found inside the Chevy Spark and was unconscious. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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