Sonoma County, CA. Victim of Fatal Crash on Bennet Valley Road Identified
Sonoma County, CA. (June 30, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision took place on Bennet Valley Road in Sonoma County on Thursday, June 28. According to a local news source, the victim has now been identified as Gary Edward James, 66. The report stated that James was riding his Vespa scooter on Bennet Valley Road, westbound when he was approaching the intersection by Grange Road. James reportedly crashed into the driver’s side of a passing truck that was also heading westbound at the time.
Initial reports said that James was unfortunately thrown off his scooter due to the impact of the collision. Emergency crews responded to the accident immediately and arrived on the scene to assist James. Responders promptly transported James to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he tragically died from his injuries. Authorities identified the driver of the truck as Rebecca Woodruff, and she was reportedly unharmed during the accident.
The exact events that led to this collision are currently being investigated by the police. Our warmest thoughts and prayers remain with the family members and other loved ones of Gary Edward James during this tragic time.
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There seem to be quite a few unanswered questions pertaining to how this accident occurred. Investigators will certainly be attempting to conclude whether or not the driver of the truck acted negligently in any way by looking at the driver’s speed, as well as other factors such as intoxication and/or distracted driving. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, there could possibly be a wrongful death lawsuit to follow.
Sudden funeral expenses, hospital bills, and loss of future wages are all major reasons why many family members will opt in favor of filing a claim for compensation. While we are proud of our steady passion for holding negligent drivers responsible for the devastating pain they cause, it is solely up to the victims’ family to decide if they wish to take legal action.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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.