A 68-year-old man identified as John Haugen was killed after a head-on traffic collision in Lincoln on Monday morning, December 28.
The accident happened at the intersection of Athens Avenue and North Foothills Boulevard at approximately 11:29 a.m. A Chevy SUV driven by Haugen was initially traveling eastbound on Athens Avenue when, for unclear reasons, it drifted into the westbound lanes. A white Ford utility truck traveling westbound then collided head-on with the Chevy SUV.
Local authorities speculate that Haugens may have had a medical emergency at the time of the accident. Paramedics later arrived at the scene and found Haugens unresponsive in the driver’s seat. Haugen was later declared dead at the scene. The Ford driver sustained minor injuries from the crash and was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment.
Fatal Head-On Crash Investigation is Underway
The factors that may have caused the accident has not been established. Local authorities are currently investigating the case.
Head-on collisions commonly occur in a traffic light, stop sign, or blind intersections and on freeways. Freeway head-on collisions usually happen when drivers enter the wrong way on on-ramps or off-ramps, sometimes due to intoxication or drug use.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced car accident attorney by your side to assist you. Attorneys have the resources to help the victim’s family to receive the justice that they deserve. They can re-interview important witnesses, review any related surveillance footage from the crash scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the liable party.
Placer County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Head-On Crashes
It can be quite devastating for the victim’s family to suddenly lose a loved one due to a deadly traffic accident. Pending the official investigation results, they are advised to seek the help of an experienced attorney to assist them in getting a wrongful death claim.
With the wrongful death claim’s help, the victim’s family will be entitled to receive compensation for both financial and emotional damages that the accident has caused them.
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