Rosa Covarrubias, 59, Victim in Kelseyville Accident
LOCATION: Kelseyville, Lake County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Thursday, May 10th
May 11, 2018– According to the Press Democrat, Rosa Covarrubias, 59, has been identified as the woman fatally injured following a freak accident Thursday morning on Highway 29.
The accident which involved a single vehicle occurred at roughly 5:25 a.m.
The driver of a Honda Civic, Margarita Garnica-Sanchez, 40, had been driving northbound on the highway. In an attempt to avoid a dead animal that laid in the middle of the road, Garnica-Sanchez jerked her steering wheel causing the vehicle to enter southbound lanes. She was unable to regain control as the vehicle ultimately ended up rolling over veering off the road and down an embankment.
Per the article, Garnica-Sanchez’s passenger, Covarrubias, sadly did not survive the collision and was pronounced at the scene.
The 40-year-old Garnica-Sanchez sustained major injuries for which she was flown to a hospital. She remains in serious condition.
Police officials believe that weather may have played a role as heavy fog rolled through creating potential visibility issues for drivers.
California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the collision.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Lake County Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions that authorities will investigate. It appears that the accident was caused due to a dead animal lying in the middle of the road and the driver attempting to avoid it. Other factors police will look into include whether alcohol or drugs were a contributor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, family members of Rosa Covarrubias will be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been the victim involved in a car accident, contact our experienced Lake County and Kelseyville wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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