VACAVILLE, California (September 21, 2016) — At least one person has died in a fiery rollover crash at North Meridian and Elizabeth roads, according to the California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon near a small group of homes. The driver of a black pickup truck overturned on the right shoulder and parties inside the vehicle were trapped as it caught on fire. The Vacaville Fire Department responded to the scene to put out the fire and extricate those inside the vehicle. By 453 p.m. there was at least one confirmed death at the scene of the crash. The report does not indicate how many people were in the pickup truck.
Police are investigating the crash to determine liability. It doesn’t appear there were other vehicles involved, but there should be an investigation to rule out a mechanical defect or a dangerous road condition.
Solano County Accidents
There were 36 people killed and 1,614 injured in 2013 traffic accidents in Solano County, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In the city of Vacaville, there were 5 deaths and 291 injuries that year including 36 people hurt in alcohol-involved collisions, the CHP statistics report said.
Help For Families
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in this collision. We know how difficult it is to handle legal issues when you have lost a loved one or have been seriously injured in an accident. When the collision is caused by a negligent driver, we are here to help you put your life back together and ensure you get the best possible settlement for all of your losses. We have office locations throughout California, call us today for a free and confidential consultation at 800-235-6801.
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