Work Truck Hauling Tractor Swerves Into Oncoming Traffic
NAPA (November 8, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly head-on crash involving a work company truck was reported this afternoon on Highway 12 also referred to State Route 121.
CHP officials were dispatched to the crash site which transpired at 1:02 p.m. after the driver of a work truck hauling a tractor swerved into oncoming traffic and hitting an older sedan.
Both of the vehicles came to rest down an embankment adjacent to the highway.
Per the dispatch report, at least one person tragically did not survive the collision and was pronounced at the scene while there was confirmation that at least one other motorist was badly hurt.
CHP indicated that the fatally injured victim was allegedly inside of the sedan, however, that statement cannot be confirmed at this time.
Following the crash, several lanes on eastbound Highway 12 were completely closed off at Haire Lane while authorities perused the scene and cleared the wreckage caused by the aftermath of the collision.
No further details have been provided thus far as this story will be updated pending the release of new information.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with those involved and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Napa Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the information provided, the driver of the truck hauling the tractor will be held liable for this deadly collision after recklessly maneuvering their vehicle into oncoming traffic.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, surviving family members of the deceased, as well as the those injured, will be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the trucker driver. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Napa wrongful death and personal injury law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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