Grass Valley, CA – Pedestrian accident on CA-49 Claims One Life
Grass Valley, CA (July 19, 2020) – A collision involving a utility truck claimed one victim’s life in Grass Valley while leaving a second person seriously injured. At around 2:30 p.m., on July 17, the California Highway Patrol was requested to the site of a crash on California Highway 49.
Reports provided by local news sources show that a utility truck ran through a stop sign on California Highway 49 at the intersection with Auburn Street for unknown reasons. As a result, the truck struck a female pedestrian before crashing into the Grass Valley Charter School building.
The female pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency personnel located the woman at the scene and immediately pronounced her dead. The driver of the utility truck was seriously injured in the crash. The driver was extricated from their vehicle and transported to Sutter Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. At this time, CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the driver injured in this accident. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are fatally injured in accidents throughout the state of California. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witnes
s the distressing outcomes families are forced to endure as a result of negligent and reckless drivers. The unfortunate truth is that the vast majority of pedestrian accidents are completely preventable. Nearly 80% of all traffic-related incidents are caused by driver error. When drivers engage in activities while driving, they are more likely to miss stop signs, red lights, and other objects or people on the road.
Given the increase in technology over the years, we are seeing numerous people injured and killed in crashes caused by drivers who are using cellphones, changing radios, and messing with their navigation devices while operating their vehicles. When careless and negligent drivers cause accidents, the consequences families are forced to endure are substantial. Not only are they left to deal with mental and emotional pain and suffering, but also the financial burdens presented to them from lost wages and funeral arrangements. When people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, their families should reach out to a California wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California pedestrian accident attorney William E. Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in motorcycle accidents caused by careless actions of other motorists to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.
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