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Fatal Car Crash in Sacramento Kills Woman, Driver Charged With Drunk Driving

By Kelly Balamuth on December 17, 2010

According to The Sacramento Bee, a fatal car accident occurred late Sunday evening, November 14, and left one young woman dead.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is still investigating the fatal crash, but reports that at about 10 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was driving at a high rate of speed on Lambert Road in Sacramento. For unknown reasons, the motor vehicle left the road and struck a tree, causing the right side of the Jeep to suffer major damage on impact. The woman was a passenger in the vehicle and died at the scene of the car accident. The male driver of the Jeep suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

The CHP alleges that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol but the accident remains under investigation. The CHP is seeking witnesses to the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Stephen Newman at 916-681-2300 or the CHP dispatch at 916-861-1300.

While it appears as though alcohol was a factor in this tragic car crash, there are a number of factors that can cause a car accident, including:

  • Speeding;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Bad weather conditions;
  • Driving while fatigued;
  • Driving recklessly; and
  • Poor road conditions.

In cases where someone else’s negligence causes a car crash, a personal injury or wrongful death case can be filed.

The family of a victim killed in a car accident can seek financial relief in the form of damages for the loss of their loved one in a court of law. The sudden death of a loved one often results in a family being forced to pay for expenses, including hospital expenses, funeral costs, burial expenses, and more, which can be difficult, particularly in these hard economic times.

The Northern California wrongful death attorneys at Balamuth Harrington have experience representing many families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one and will work aggressively to ensure you are able to receive adequate compensation for your loss. Contact our law office today at 1-888-254-1234.

Attorney Kelly Balamuth was profiled in the
September 2013 Issue of Plaintiff Magazine.

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