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Lakeport, CA – Matthew Herron Killed in Plane Accident on Matthews Rd

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Lakeport, CA (August 9, 2020) – A plane accident reported in Lakeport on Friday evening claimed one man’s life. At around 5:40 p.m., on August 7, the police in Lakeport responded to the scene of an incident off Matthews Road.

Reports provided by authorities show that 89-year-old Matthew Herron took off in a LAK-17B FES MINI Glider at around 2 p.m., from the Lampson Airfield. While traveling to Mendocino County, his plane crashed near Matthews Road. Herron was fatally injured in this accident. Crews located the victim and declared him deceased at the scene. At this time, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew Herron at this time.

Fatal Plane Accidents in California

Each year, aviation accidents claim the lives of around 500 people in the United States. Although plane crashes are not as frequent as accidents involving other types of vehicles, they are often catastrophic and fatal when they do take place. Many plane accidents occur as a result of pilot error. However, defective parts and air control commination problems are two other common factors in these accidents. The impacts of plane accidents are far-reaching. They often leave grieving families with tens of thousands of dollars in expenses related to funerals, burial arrangements, property damages, and lost wages.

Although there is truly no amount of compensation that can ever replace the lives of those taken away from us so tragically, pursuing legal options after a tragic loss can help families obtain the financial resources they need to move forward and recover. In addition to helping grieving families cope with their tragic loss, wrongful death lawsuits set precedents to let others sharing the road know what types of actions will not be tolerated. Civil routes ensure families are able to move forward and reach their goals while taking proactive measures to ensure their friends, families, and neighbors are safer. In Northern California, families who lose loved ones due to the negligent actions are able to reach out to a San Francisco wrongful death attorney to seek justice and compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

For nearly four decades, California plane accident attorney William E. Weiss at the Law Offices of William E. Weiss has helped thousands of families across Northern California protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in collisions. Our team advocates on behalf of grieving families to ensure their legal rights are protected. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they can move forward and cover the costs of medical treatment, funeral arrangements, and more. If your loved one lost their life in an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, 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 explore legal options available for you.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

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