[07-12-2020] Sonoma County, CA – Two People Killed in a Fatal Speeding Collision in Santa Rosa

A 45-year-old man identified as Bernardo Barragan, and a 40-year-old man named Salvador Aguilera were killed when the vehicle he was riding was struck by a speeding BMW at an intersection in Santa Rosa on Sunday, July 12.

Car Accident on Stony Point Road at Lazzini AvenueAccording to the local authorities’ initial reports, the crash transpired at around 12:12 a.m. on Stony Point Road at Lazzini Avenue. The victims were riding a Cadillac CTS when a BMW suddenly struck them at Stony Point Road and Lazzini Avenue. The BMW was allegedly speeding at the time of the accident, which caused the fatal crash.

Unfortunately, both occupants of the Cadillac were pronounced dead at the scene. The BMW occupants sustained varying degrees of injury and were brought to a nearby hospital to receive treatment. Local authorities believe that speeding played a role in the crash. They will attempt to determine whether alcohol or drugs were also a factor.

Fatal Crash Investigation is Underway

The Santa Rosa Police Department is currently investigating the fatal accident. Witnesses that can provide additional helpful information about the accident are urged to contact the Santa Rosa Police Traffic Division at 707-543-3636.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways. These types of accidents are caused by various reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.

When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Sonoma County personal injury attorney specializing in fatal car accidents to conduct an independent probe. 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.


Sonoma County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Car Accidents

no-fee-guaranteeIt can be quite devastating and painful to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal car accident. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with the help of their attorney. The liable party will be required by law to provide financial compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering.

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.

If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation.

We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a personal injury attorney in California.

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