Nicolaus, CA – Deadly Truck Crash on Highway 99 in Sutter County
Nicolaus, CA (August 11, 2018) – One person was reported to have tragically lost their life following a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon, according to a local news source. The fatal wreck occurred on the highway near Power Line Road and involved a motorhome and a tractor-trailer at an unspecified time during the afternoon.
The crash occurred when the motorhome which was hauling a minivan behind it was T-boned by a large commercial tractor-trailer. The motorhome was traveling in the northbound lanes of the highway as the big rig was heading south. The crash took place just after the driver of the motor home attempted to make a U-turn.
Officials determined that the driver of the motor home had failed to be properly secured within the vehicle and was subsequently ejected due to the impact of the collision. That man sustained fatal injuries during the accident, and his name has not been released at this time.
The driver of the tractor-trailer also suffered injuries and they were immediately transported to UC Davis Medical Center with unspecified injuries. A portion of the highway had to be shut down as authorities began their investigation into the cause of the crash.
We extend our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family members and loved ones of the deceased victim. We warmly wish for the other victim to have a full recovery from all injuries as well.
California Truck Accident and Wrongful Death
The investigation into this accident will focus primarily on determining whether or not the driver of the truck will be held liable for the damages. In the event that the death of the victim is proven to have been caused by the tractor-trailer, the family members of the deceased will likely have grounds for a wrongful death claim against the trucking company.
We at Brady Law Group recognize the unparalleled despondency that comes from the unforeseen loss of a loved one. We are here for you as we are keenly dedicated to holding negligent drivers accountable for the pain and devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident because of another party, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys today.
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 for all those involved in the accident.