68-Year-Old John Haugen of Rocklin Killed in Head-On Crash on Athens Avenue
Lincoln, CA (December 29, 2020) – On Monday, 68-year-old John Haugen of Rocklin died, while 59-year-old Gary Barbier was injured in a head-on crash on Athens Avenue.
The fatal incident took place at about 11:29 a.m. at the intersection with North Foothills Boulevard.
Witnesses said Haugen was driving a Chevy SUV at a slow speed heading east on Athens Avenue swerving in the lane and stuck a white Ford Utility truck head-on.
Also, a witness told CHP it looked like Haugen might have had an unspecified medical emergency.
When responders arrived, they found Haugen in the driver’s seat unresponsive and was declared dead.
The Ford driver, Barbier, suffered minor injuries. Responders took him to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for treatment.
Authorities do not consider alcohol and/or drugs to be a factor in the accident.
Authorities closed the traffic in the area for about two hours.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends ofJohn Haugen.
The Aftermath of a Fatal Accident
The aftermath of serious accidents can make everything difficult for a family. Grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Also, an attorney’s goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents.
“Insurance companies only protect their interests. Therefore, we’re here to protect those of our clients.”
“Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that the people we work for are granted the highest restitution possible. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of our clients, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
In the face of such a tragedy, it is important to make sure your family is taken care of. If you want strong legal representation to advocate on your behalf, contact Sweet Lawyers at (800) 674 7854. We are a wrongful death case law group that aims to do right by your loved one. Call us today for a 100% free case evaluation. Above all, we believe your loved one deserves proper justice.