April Chapman Injured in Santa Rosa Crash on Bennett Valley Road
SANTA ROSA (May 25, 2018) – A driver was injured after a traffic collision that also killed another motorist along Bennet Valley Road Friday morning, according to The Press Democrat and Kron News.
The wounded motorist has been identified as April Chapman, of Santa Rosa. Chapman was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a Toyota Yaris was traveling on wet pavement on Bennett Valley Road when its operator lost control of the car.
Hollie Pruden Killed in Santa Rosa Car Crash
The Toyota then slid sideways, directly into the path of a Mercedes E350 driven by Chapman west on Bennet Valley. The two vehicles collided just before 8 a.m. near Carrithers Road.
CHP affirmed that the Yaris overturned onto its side upon impact. Its sole occupant, 37-year-old Hollie Nichole Pruden, died at the scene.
Meanwhile, witnesses told officials that the Yaris was seen going about 60 mph eastbound in the area where the speed limit is 45. The incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the all the three vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the collision will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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