A 92-year-old woman identified as Dolores Nelson was killed after a two-vehicle traffic collision in Granite Bay on Tuesday afternoon, October 13.
The fatal collision happened at around 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of Auburn Folsom Road and Eureka Road near Folsom Lake. A dark red 2017 Toyota Prius occupied by Nelson was heading southbound when it stopped at the intersection for a traffic light. It was then suddenly rear-ended by a speeding 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.
The Prius was pushed across the sidewalk, through a concrete perimeter wall before stopping due to the severity of the impact. The unidentified Prius driver and Nelson sustained severe injuries from the crash. They were immediately rushed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment.
Nelson later succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, and she was pronounced dead.
Two-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the crash. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the accident.
Car accidents are one of the leading factors of injury deaths in California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 3,304 recorded fatal car accidents in California in 2017.
These accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue. Facing cases like this alone can be quite challenging. With the help of an experienced Placer County wrongful death attorney, the victims won’t need to deal with the stressful paperwork that comes with filing a claim.
Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party. Attorneys can also conduct an independent investigation to help the victims receive the justice they deserve.
Placer County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Two-Vehicle Collisions
After suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal car accident, it may leave the victim’s family vulnerable to manipulation by the other party and insurance companies. The victim’s family should pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney to receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain, and the decedent’s suffering through the wrongful death claim. Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
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