1 Dead in Petaluma Crash on Bodega Avenue
PETALUMA, CA (August 20, 2020) – Tuesday morning, a 75-year-old man from Sonoma died in an accident on Bodega Avenue.
The authorities responded to the scene around 6:20 a.m. on Bodega Avenue and Pepper Road. According to the CHP, an SUV crashed with a fuel truck in an unincorporated area of Sonoma County near Petaluma.
The officers found out that a southbound Ford Explorer driver on Pepper Road halted at the T-intersection with Bodega Avenue. Then, the driver made a left turn into the path of a westbound three-axle fuel truck on Bodega Avenue.
The impact of the crash forced the Explorer to spun out of the road and into a dirt embankment. Then, the vehicle rolled over.
As a result, the Explorer driver succumbed to injuries at the scene. Due to pending family notification, his identity remains unreleased.
Meanwhile, the 65-year-old male fuel truck driver from Petaluma didn’t suffer any injury.
The CHP does not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
Meanwhile, the authorities encourage anyone with information to contact the Santa Rosa-area CHP Office at (707) 588-1400.
We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those mourning the heartbreaking loss of the victims who passed in the auto accident on Bodega Avenue.
What Follows the Auto Accident on Bodega Avenue
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, the family of the victim must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
Indeed, a wrongful death suit forces liable parties to become accountable for their actions.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Even questions from insurance companies and obtaining police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, an attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. By hiring representation, you will also have someone make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
Losing a loved one can be distressing for your family and those involved, to say the least. You may have a chance to obtain justice and the means needed to cover unexpected monetary, physical, and emotional damages. With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our lawyers are here to guide you during your legal battle. We will help you acquire the justice and compensation needed to cover any financial hardships. Sweet Lawyers are no stranger to wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.