1 Dead in Scotts Valley Auto Accident on Highway 17 near Mount Hermon Road
SCOTTS VALLEY, CA (September 9, 2021) – Friday night, a 28-year-old man died in a crash on Highway 17 near Mount Hermon Road.
The incident happened when a Santa Cruz resident drove his Toyota Tacoma on northbound Highway 17 near Mount Hermon Road. Then, he attempted to drive past a slower-moving Toyota Camry.
Then, the Tacoma hit the Camry’s rear as it tried to overtake. Afterward, the Camry lost control and started spinning out. At the same time, the Tacoma overturned and ejected its driver.
As a result, the Tacoma’s driver succumbed to injuries at the scene.
Meanwhile, responders transported the Camry’s 22-year-old driver to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He received treatment for his minor injuries.
At this time, the authorities continue to investigate the crash.
When behind the wheel of a vehicle, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of yourself and others around you. Moreover, it is important to always drive within the posted speed limit. Also, slow down if you see traffic stalling ahead to avoid hitting other vehicles.
What’s Next after Crash in Scotts Valley
Serious multi-vehicle accident cases may call for a separate investigation.
Furthermore, a lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.
“We can secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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