Riley Hanson, 16, Victim in Fatal Highway 99 Collision
LOCATION: Elk Grove
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Sunday, September 23rd
September 25, 2018- According to the Merced Sun-Star, a 16-year-old El Capitan High School student has been identified as the victim fatally injured in a car accident over the weekend on Highway 99.
According to the article, the collision occurred at around 6:00 p.m. near Eschinger Road involving several vehicles.
Reports sadly confirmed that Riley Hanson who was a passenger in one of the vehicles suffered major injuries as a result of the accident. She was rushed to Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.
California Highway Patrol confirmed that numerous other motorists were injured but no indication as to what extent and how many of those parties were hospitalized.
At this time, no details have been provided in regards to how the collision happened and what ultimately transpired.
CHP officials are currently investigating.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Elk Grove Car Accident Attorney
A forensic examination of all 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 how fast each driver was going, which driver had the right-of-way, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by each vehicle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family of Riley Hanson as well as those injured, will have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively against tow truck driver if found liable. Wrongful death and injured accident victims may seek recompense for damages including funeral costs, loss of companionship, medical expenses, hospital bills, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured in an accident and looking for legal counsel, contact our law firm today at 855-703-4186.
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