2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Highway 49 Accident Near Marysville Road
YUBA COUNTY (May 2, 2018) – Two were killed and two others were injured after a traffic accident Wednesday morning on Highway 49 near Camptonville, according to The Sacramento Bee.
The inident took place at about 10;20 a.m., south of Marysville Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said the wreck happened when 20-year-old Zsophia Lighstep driving a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder south on Highway 49 allegedly became distracted by a beverage in the center console. The Dobbins woman looked away from the road, causing her car to cross into the northbound lane.
Distracted Driving Factor in Highway 49 Fatal Crash
The Nissan went directly into the path of a 2006 Scion carrying three people. The driver of the Scion, a 17-year-old Grass Valley girl, veered to the left in an attempt to avoid collision however the Nissan collided with the right side of her vehicle.
CHP affirmed that the Scion plunged 20 feet down an embankment on the east side of the road following the crash. The 17-year-old motorist was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with serious injuries.
Her two passengers, a 20-year-old man Grass Valley and another male occupant, died at the scene. The names of the deceased and injured parties have not been yet released.
Meanwhile, Lighstep sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree. She reportedly declined to be treated. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the people involved and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
It appears that the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder will be held responsible for causing the crash that led to the death of two people and the injuries of another person. Based on the news report, the operator of the SUV is believed to have been distracted prior to impact. A thorough investigation will then be conducted to determine how fast she was traveling at the time, whether or not that she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and whether or not she was negligent or reckless at some point.
In such cases where negligence may have been a factor, the surviving family of the deceased may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim pending the results of the investigation. Meanwhile, the injured and not found responsible for the collision may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims have the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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