[12-31-2020] Nevada County, CA – 1 Killed, Another Injured After a three-vehicle Crash in Grass Valley

One person was killed while another was injured after a multi-vehicle traffic collision in Grass Valley on Thursday night, December 31.

[12-31-2020] Nevada County, CA - 1 Killed, Another Injured After a three-vehicle Crash in Grass ValleyThe deadly collision took place on Highway 49, north of Cerrito Road in Grass Valley, at approximately 11:11 p.m. A 35-foot motorhome was driving southbound on the highway when it suddenly crossed into the northbound lanes, collided head-on with an oncoming northbound Nissan Altima driven by a 56-year-old woman.

The motorhome also later crashed into a 2010 Dodge Charger that was behind the Nissan. The Nissan driver sustained fatal injuries from the crash and was later pronounced dead, while the Dodge driver suffered minor injuries.

The motorhome driver was later identified as 80-year-old Raymond Poquette. He was booked into Nevada County Jail Friday afternoon on one count of murder.

Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway

Local authorities are further investigating the case.

When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle.

Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. It can be quite challenging to pinpoint liability during a multi-vehicle collision investigation, which is why it is essential to hire an experienced Nevada County wrongful death attorney to conduct an independent investigation.

Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records during the independent investigation.


Nevada County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accidents

In this case, sudden deaths from accidents can be quite a devastating loss for the victim’s family and may leave them vulnerable.

While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the accident has caused them.

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If your loved one passed away from an auto accident and you wish to bring justice for them, Arash law is capable of giving you the justice you deserve. Our firm has decades of experience handling injury and wrongful death cases. We will ensure that you will get the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Our offices are conveniently spread throughout California. If you have any inquiries, visit us at our firms in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego. You may also call us at (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.

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