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Deadly Accident Involves a Garbage Truck on Wilton Road in Sheldon

According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, one woman has died after a head-on collision between her vehicle and a garbage truck. The fatal crash occurred at approximately 1:14 p.m. just north of Consumnes River at 10821 Wilton Road. Reportedly, the garbage truck had gone off the road and soared down an embankment southeast of Grant Line Road. The male driver became trapped in his vehicle following the collision.

Approximately 90 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled into the road, and that roadway was completely closed down while police investigated the crash. The victims’ 4-door Sedan ended up with severe damage as the result of the collision with the garbage truck. Currently, it is unclear whether or not there were any other passengers in the Sedan.

Sheldon Crash Investigation

At the moment, it is still unclear who exactly was responsible for this accident. If the garbage truck driver is found to have been operating the truck negligently, then there could likely be personal injury and/or wrongful death claims filed against that driver or the company that owns the truck. A thorough investigation is currently underway to determine exactly who was at fault for this fatal crash. In any event, our hearts and condolences are with the victim and his loved ones in their time of need.

Nearly every accident involving large trucks results in serious personal injury and or wrongful death. If the investigation proves that the truck driver, in this case, acted negligently, there will most likely be one or more claims for compensation to follow. However, it is always entirely up to the victim and/or their families to pursue legal action.

We here at Brady Law Group fully understand the severe consequences of a collision with a large truck. We adamantly hope that driver negligence will become a problem of the past, but we also understand that these crashes still occur on a somewhat consistent basis. Because of the frequency of these accidents, we take immense pride in holding negligent drivers liable for the tragedies they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life due to a negligent driver, please call 866-211-1562 for a free consultation if you wish to seek compensation for your losses.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident

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