Porfirio Sanchez Involved in Fatal Bicycle Accident on Silverado Trail [Napa County, CA]

Porfirio Sanchez Involved in Fatal Bicycle Accident on Silverado Trail [Napa County, CA]

2 Bicyclists Killed in Tragic Traffic Accident on Silverado Trail

Napa County, CA (October 18, 2023) On Tuesday morning, 55-year-old Porfirio Sanchez of Vallejo, was involved in a fatal accident on Silverado Trail that killed 2 cyclists.

According to the CHP, the tragic traffic accident happened at about 11 a.m. along Silverado Trail in Napa County.

Reports say that Sanchez was driving a northbound 3-axle 2018 Freightliner flatbed truck on Silverado Trail north of Oak Knoll Avenue, when a lumber on the flatbed truck apparently shifted and struck 2 bicycle riders.

Officials say that one of the bicyclists, a man in his 50s died at the scene, while the other cyclist, a woman in her 40s was rushed to Queen of the Valley Medical Center and succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Porfirio Sanchez stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

CHP is investigating the tragic accident and have not released further details at this time.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved families of the bicyclists who died in the tragic traffic accident on Silverado Trail. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Fatal Bicycle Accident on Silverado Trail: What Can the Bereaved Do Next?

The traffic accident rate in California continues to increase, rather than decrease, despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models.

The increasing crash rate reflects that auto accidents are becoming rampant. They are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.

As a matter of fact, according to the NHTSA, two out of three motorists will be involved in an accident during their life.

That is why it is vital to contact us if a loved one is involved in a traffic accident.

Porfirio Sanchez: Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident on Silverado Trail

Indeed, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives. It is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily. Consequently, as common as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a vehicle accident like the tragic traffic accident on Silverado Trail.

Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.

Additionally, it is crucial to remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a traffic accident.

Reach Out to Sweet Lawyers

Mark Sweet, an expert wrongful death attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious traffic accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the involved party. A lawyer will make sure victim’s family are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.

“Furthermore, we have the ability to 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. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference”

Reach out to Sweet Lawyers and talk to our legal experts. A lawyer will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain essential data to help your case.

Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our hotline is (800) 674-7852.

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