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Fatal California Accident Leaves 1 Dead and 3 Injured

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

A fatal head-on collision in Ordbend Park on Jan. 22 left one person dead and 3 others injured. The accident, a collision between a car and a bread truck, happened near the intersection of County Road 32 and State Route 45. The crash, which spread debris for about 100 feet all around the accident site, resulted in road closures for about three hours while police investigated.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal car crash occurred after a 2002 Lexus ES300, swerved and then over-corrected, straight into the path of a bread truck. Police estimate that the vehicles were travelling at least 60 miles per hour when they collided head-on. Emergency crews had to extricate at least one person from the vehicles.

The head-on collision resulted in the death of the male driver of the Lexus and injuries to the female passenger as a well as a minor who was in the car. The child was secured in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat of the Lexus at the time of the incident. The woman and child were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the bread truck reportedly suffered injuries in his head and leg.

In accidents such as this one, where liability has been established, the injured party might choose to file a personal injury claim. They might seek the guidance a personal injury lawyer might offer about the types of claims they can file and what kind of compensation they might receive if the claim is successful. The compensation might include remuneration for both economic and non-economic losses, such as medical costs, loss of income due to the accident, and pain and suffering.