When people are driving in an environment where two lanes are all that is available for vehicles moving in both directions, they need to be extremely careful when they attempt to pass another motorist, as any mistake that's made in that situation can lead to an instant disaster. Tragically, that appears to be what occurred early yesterday when one man was killed and another was seriously injured in a Sonoma County car accident.
According to authorities, this fatal Sonoma County car accident occurred yesterday at 12:20 a.m. on Petrified Forest Road just west of Sharp Road near the Napa County border. The driver of a Ford Mustang was moving in an eastward direction when he attempted to pass the driver of a Geo. As he did so, he collided with the Geo and both drivers left the roadway as a result. The driver of the Mustang was killed and the driver of the Geo was seriously injured. No names of those involved have been released.
California Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed, and we would also like to express our hope that the driver who was badly injured is able to survive and recover. In addition, this Sonoma County car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding California car accidents . Every year, 175,000 people are injured and another 3,000 people are killed in these occurrences.
California Personal Injury Lawyers
Even though some would think it unduly harsh for the driver who was seriously injured to file a California personal injury lawsuit against the estate of the driver who was killed, the fact of the matter is that the injured driver has legal rights just like anyone else. Therefore, if a claim is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate the man for his medical costs, his lost income and his pain and suffering.
If you have been harmed in a crash, you need to seek the help of California personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact the Scarlett Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.