George Palma, Kazuhiro Hayashida Hospitalized in Sonoma County Crash on Highway 12
SANTA ROSA, CA (January 6, 2021) – Monday morning, 32-year-old George Palma died in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 12 and Merced Avenue.
The incident occurred at 8:23 a.m. on Highway 12, west of Merced Avenue, west of Santa Rosa.
According to reports, a 32-year-old man from Sebastopol drove east in a Toyota Matrix. Then, he veered into the opposing lane and hit a Ford transit van.
Afterward, the transit van continued and struck and Acura RDX. Meanwhile, the Toyota continued west and crashed into a box van. The impact caused the van to overturn and land on its roof.
Meanwhile, the authorities confirmed that the 32-year-old Toyota driver succumbed to injuries at the scene. His identity was later revealed as George A. Palma.
Moreover, the box van driver, identified as 24-year-old Kazuhiro Hayashida, sustained injuries. Also, responders transported the two other occupants of the box van to a hospital. Fortunately, they’re expected to survive.
Furthermore, reports revealed that the Acura driver, 20-year-old Marissa Pendleton of Sebastopol, sustained minor injuries.
The Ford driver, a Santa Rosa resident identified as 26-year-old David Cortez, also incurred injuries.
Due to the limited information available, the crash remains under active investigation.
With heavy hearts, Sweet Lawyers sends our sincere condolences to the George Palma’s family and loved ones. We also wish for a speedy recovery to all those involved.
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