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Lincoln, CA – Truck Crash on Athens Ave Claims One Life

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Lincoln, CA (December 30, 2020) – One person lost their life in a motor vehicle accident in the Placer County area on Monday morning, according to local news reports. At approximately 11:30 a.m., on December 28, the California Highway Patrol was requested at the scene of an accident on Athens Avenue.

Reports from authorities show that a crash involving an SUV and a utility truck hauling a trailer occurred on Athens Avenue at the intersection with North Foothills Boulevard.

The crash caused severe damage to the SUV, killing the driver instantly. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The driver of the utility truck sustained undisclosed injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Investigations surrounding the collision are currently underway.

Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who was affected by this fatal collision.

Fatal Truck Accidents in California

Auto accidents throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,400 people each year. More than 900 of these accidents involve semi-trucks. These accidents are often preventable, yet more than 80% of accidents occur as a result of another driver’s reckless or negligent actions. The leading causes of crashes in our state include driving while impaired, careless driving, speeding, distracted driving, and disregarding traffic control devices. In many cases, families of those killed are left to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences while trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward.

As if dealing with overwhelming grief was not enough, numerous families are required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever take away a family’s pain and suffering, compensation can help grieving families cover to costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

Working with a reputable legal team after enduring the loss of your loved one can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to recover. With nearly four decades of experience, the California truck accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of families hold wrongdoers accountable and get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Being able to focus on moving forward after experiencing a loss is something our law firm is dedicated to helping our clients do. We at Torem.com work hard to help families protect their legal rights and best interests. If your loved one lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Fresno at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience to determine the best legal options available for your case.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Stockton.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Stockton and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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