Santa Rosa, CA – Motorcyclist Daniel Adams Killed in Wrong Way Crash on Highway 101; Sherry Risch Arrested for DUI
Santa Rosa, CA (August 3, 2018) – A local and reliable news source reported that a motorcyclist was killed and two others injured following a crash that was caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa on Friday morning. The deceased motorcycle rider has been identified as 56-year-old Daniel Adams of Windsor. The two injured victims have also been identified as 44-year-old Phim Kho and 59-year-old Yu Kwong.
Furthermore, police identified 53-year-old Sherry Risch as the suspected DUI driver who caused the devastating wreck after driving her 2005 Kia Rio southward in the northbound lanes of Highway 101. Risch collided into Adams’ motorcycle and a Honda Odyssey occupied by Kho and Kwong. Paramedics were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash in order to help any victims.
Unfortunately, Adams was pronounced dead at the scene and the two injured parties were quickly rushed to Memorial Hospital. The extent of the injuries suffered by Kho and Kwong is currently unknown. Police reportedly have good reason to suspect that Risch had been operating her vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the collision. Nevertheless, investigators are still piecing together all the events that led to this tragic accident.
Our sincerely heartfelt prayers are with the family members of Daniel Adams during this horrific time. We also wish to extend our compassion to both Phim Kho and Yu Kwong as we warmly wish for their full recoveries.
California DUI Accident and Wrongful Death
It appears to be very apparent that Risch is going to be held responsible for this collision. The arrest of the DUI suspect will likely bring solid grounds for both wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits for the victims and their families. However, the choice to file a claim for compensation can be a very sensitive and personal decision that may only be made by those who have been directly affected by this incident.
We at Brady Law Group realize that there is nothing as overwhelming as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are here for you as we are passionately committed to holding negligent and criminal drivers liable for the immeasurable pain they inflict. If you have lost a loved one or have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to a negligent or criminal driver, please call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation 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.