Stephen Alford and Jennifer Alford Injured in Highway 99 Crash Near West Catlett Road
PLEASANT GROVE (December 29, 2017) – A traffic collision on Highway 99 killed one and injured several others late Wednesday night, according to Chico Enterprise-Record.
The accident took place at about 10:30 p.m. near West Catlett Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a male driver headed west on West Catlett Road was waiting to cross the road when for an unknown reason he entered the southbound lanes of Highway 99.
The motorist then drove ahead of a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Jennifer Alford who was traveling south on the highway at the time.
CHP affirmed that Jennifer Alford failed to brake or swerve and collided with the right side of the other car. A 22-year-old Loomis man in the vehicle that entered the highway died as a result of the crash.
Jennifer Alford sustained minor wounds but was not hospitalized. Her passenger, 36-year-old Stephen Alford, was seriously injured and was transported to Rideout Hospital in Marysville for treatment. Both are from Oroville.
Two other occupants of the second car involved were taken to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with major injuries. All passengers were wearing seat belts when the wreck occurred.
The incident remains under investigation.
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It is expected for any driver to be made aware and considerate of other people while traversing the road. Injury auto accidents occur when a person fails to focus on and fully comply with the safety precautions and traffic laws. Factors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, excessive speed, distracted driving and negligence are being investigated at this time and authorities are gathering more information and evidence to determine liability.
Once the investigation is over and it proves that a party has disregarded the safety of others and has led to the injuries of other individuals, the victims may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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