Man Killed, Woman Injured in Healdsburg Crash on Highway 101
HEALDSBURG (June 6, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place in a construction zone along Highway 101 early Wednesday, according to The Press Democrat.
The accident involving a semi-truck occurred at about 2:15 a.m. near Dry Creek Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 36‑year‑old man was driving an SUV north on Highway 101 when for an unknown reason he ran into the trailer of the big rig.
Car Crash on Highway 101 Near Dry Creek Road
The SUV was allegedly traveling from 50 to 65 mph when the driver failed to slow down prior to hitting the back of the truck. The big rig was reportedly stopped when the crash happened.
CHP affirmed that the 36‑year‑old motorist his female passenger were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where the man died. The names of the two parties and the extent of the injuries sustained by the woman have not been yet released.
Meanwhile the operator of the truck, 58-year-old Richmond resident Luis Armando Marroquin, was unharmed in the wreck. The incident is still under investigation.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, there are several questions that need to be resolved in order to determine the liability in the crash. Was the driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver of the SUV reckless or negligent at some point?
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, 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 bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call for a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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