1 Dead in Yuba City Auto Accident on Highway 99 and Nicolaus Avenue
YUBA CITY, CA (September 11, 2023) – Saturday night, a brutal DUI crash on Highway 99 and Nicolaus Avenue killed 1 person.
The incident happened at about 7:00 p.m. on Highway 99 and Nicolaus Avenue.
According to reports, a drunk 61-year-old man drove a 2017 Ford Fusion on the northbound onramp to State Route 99 from Garden Highway.
Then, the driver of the Ford failed to negotiate a sharp right-hand turn for the onramp. Thus, they crossed into a lane of Highway 99, directly into the path of a Ram 1500.
As a result, the Ram allegedly broadsided the Ford’s driver’s door causing the Ford to become trapped.
Medics located the driver and confirmed that he was not breathing. Despite life-saving measures, the Ford driver was declared dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, responders took the driver and a passenger of the Ram to a hospital with complaints of pain. Also, the 12-year-passenger inside the Ram suffered no injuries in the crash.
Also, the incident shut down northbound Highway 99 for around two hours.
At this time, the circumstances that led to the crash remained unclear. Once additional details become available, the public will be notified.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continued to investigate the crash.
Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the family and community of the victim.
Moving Forward after Brutal DUI Crash on Highway 99 and Nicolaus Avenue
While the loss of a dear one is irreversible, it is in the best interest of you and your family to be aware of what to do next.
The family of the victim must become aware that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the most beneficial step toward recovery.
Filing a wrongful death claim will help alleviate the financial burden the death of a relative has generated.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a similar auto accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. We strive for legal representation that encourages families to remain strong and find hope in their future. Above all, we understand the gravity of the situation at hand and want to help you. With our seasoned wrongful death lawyers, you will only need to tend to your well-being while we focus on your legal claim. Furthermore, our attorneys will ensure that you and your family receive the justice and compensation you deserve. For more information, call us now for a free consultation at (800) 674 7852.