Vallejo Driver Killed During Single-Vehicle Collision

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May 23, 2019
Edward Smith

Vallejo Driver Killed During Single-Vehicle Collision

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, a single-vehicle crash in Vallejo left a local man with injuries that cost him his life. The Solano County Sheriff’s Department identified the fatally injured individual as Thomas Weninger, a 54-year-old man, and resident of Vallejo. According to officers of the Vallejo Police Department (VPD), the accident did not leave any other individuals with injuries. I would like to send my condolences to Mr. Weninger’s family members and loved ones while they are mourning over their tragic loss.

Crash Details

Police stated that Weninger had been driving in a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder at around 5:08 p.m. He had been traveling southbound on Columbus Parkway when he attempted to make a turn onto Aragon Street. Shortly after, Weninger apparently lost control of his vehicle and traveled off of the road. After leaving the road, the vehicle struck a nearby tree head-on.

After receiving notification of the collision, VPD dispatched emergency responders to the site of the accident. Upon arrival, medical responders found Weninger with critical injuries. According to reports, medics attempted to stabilize Weninger at the scene of the crash but were tragically unable to save his life.


VPD investigators are currently looking into what factors may have been involved in this accident. Officers say that they do not currently know why Weninger’s vehicle traveled off of the road. While no suspected factors have been mentioned, officers say that they will be looking into whether or not a medical episode may have played a part in the accident.

Single-vehicle crashes are common and can be caused by many different factors. Some of the factors that commonly cause fatal single-vehicle accidents include defective auto products, hazardous roads, reckless driving behaviors, and more.

Recovering after Fatal Accidents

The death of a family member in a car accident can be emotionally devastating. Suddenly losing the support and care of somebody in your life can be traumatic and many people feel overwhelmed with grief and dealing with the emotional impact of such a tragedy can make it difficult to meet the demands of daily life. Furthermore, when households lose a member, they also often lose a critical source of income and/or household services. No longer having access to income and/or services that the decedent used to provide can leave families unsure of how they will be able to continue living their lives.

These concerns are serious, and those who’ve lost loved ones in deadly accidents deserve to have financial security. While a loved one can’t ever be replaced, families can often claim payments for their losses through wrongful death claims. To learn more about claiming compensation in wrongful death claims, take a look at the following video:

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I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo wrongful death lawyer. Dealing with a fatal collision can be very hard. If you’ve lost someone you love in an accident, contact me to receive some free, friendly advice about what your options may be. You can reach me by calling both (800) 404-5400 and (707) 564-1900.

I’ve worked with people from Vallejo for more than 37 years. To learn about how my clients have been able to recover damages for wrongful death cases, you can view my previous settlements and verdicts. You can also check out my client reviews on:

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