Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Gridley Kills Woman and Infant

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June 13, 2023
Edward Smith

Two Fatalities Occur in Multiple-Vehicle Crash on Highway 99

A multiple-vehicle crash south of Chico on June 9 resulted in the deaths of a young woman and her infant. The accident began as a head-on crash between two vehicles along Highway 99 near Pease Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A third vehicle became involved when it struck the rear end of one of those vehicles. 

Gridley Resident and Infant Killed in Gridley Accident

The woman was identified as Gridley resident Allyson Nohelia Navarro-Salazar, age 21. Both the woman and infant were declared deceased at the accident scene. Another person in the vehicle, identified as male, suffered major injuries and was taken to Sacramento’s UC Davis Medical Center. A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the family.

Fatal Accident Being Investigated

Although there were other injuries, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office reported that none of them were life-threatening. An investigation into the cause of the collision is underway by the CHP traffic accident unit.

Claims for Injuries and Wrongful Deaths

A serious accident, such as a multiple-vehicle crash or the loss of a loved one, may cause you or your family tremendous stress and emotional turmoil. In order to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation, our attorneys will do everything they can to help you. Get a free consultation by contacting us today. Protecting your rights is our top priority, and we’re here to help.

Help When a Multiple-Vehicle Collision Occurs

When multiple vehicles become involved in a collision and injuries or fatalities result, more than one driver might be liable. This is where the services of a personal injury lawyer can help. The lawyer can investigate the accident and determine fault, whether it be another driver/drivers, poor roadway maintenance, a defective auto part, or others. In this way, all of those responsible can be held liable. An investigation often includes:

  • Reviewing the police report for citations of negligence such as intoxication, speeding, distracted driving, and others
  • Performing accident reconstruction to determine the positions of the vehicles before, during and after the multiple-vehicle accident
  • Checking for nearby surveillance cameras that might have captured the accident
  • Examining the multiple-vehicle crash site for signs of roadway damage
  • Examining the vehicle itself to determine if a defective auto part caused the collision

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim

When you’ve lost someone in a multiple-vehicle crash, the family might be able to recover the following by filing a claim for wrongful death:

  • Expenses for the funeral and burial
  • The family can recover the wages the individual would have earned until their retirement, including benefits
  • Compensation for pain and suffering may include loss of consortium for the spouse, the guidance and nurturing the parent would have given their children and their grief
  • Compensation for the loss of household assistance the decedent provided

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Chico Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith. I’m a Chico personal injury lawyer. An injured party or grieving family might want to consider filing a claim for compensation when negligence by another motorist causes injuries or fatalities. Our firm’s accident attorneys are available to provide you with free and friendly advice by calling (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. Our online contact form is also available if you prefer. 

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