Head-on Collision on Highway 70 and Kempton
RIO OSO, SUTTER COUNTY (August 31, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly head-on collision was reported this afternoon at El Centro Boulevard (Highway 70) and Kempton Road.
CHP officials were dispatched to the crash site at 12:34 p.m. after an alleged red Honda sedan and possibly a green Honda Civic had collided.
Following the accident, several parties were trapped inside their vehicles requiring the assistance of fire department personnel to help remove them from inside.
At Least 1 Fatally Injured; Others Hurt
It was confirmed that at least one motorist tragically suffered fatal injuries while at least one other victim sustained moderate to serious injuries and was subsequently transported from the scene to a nearby hospital.
Both vehicles were towed away from the scene via the services of Randy’s Towing and Evidence Towing.
Authorities still remained at the scene as of 1:30 p.m. gathering details and information to help them ultimately determined what happened and why.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Car Accident Attorney
A forensic examination of both vehicles, 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, 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 the involved vehicles 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 members of the fatal victims, as well as those, injured in the crash will be subject to a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively pending the findings of the investigation. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income due to injury and inability to work, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Contact our lawyers today if you are seeking legal guidance or advice following a traffic accident at 855-703-4186.
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