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Sacramento, CA – Fatal Collision involving Police Officers on Hwy 99 near Dillard Rd

Torem & Associates

Sacramento, CA (August 23, 2021) – Both directions of a highway in Sacramento were blocked in south Sacramento on the morning of Sunday, August 22 after a fatal collision occurred that involved two Galt police officers. The officers, whose names have not been disclosed, were transported from the scene to UC Davis Medical Center for the treatment of major injuries. 

The driver of the vehicle that collided with the patrol car lost their life at the scene, according to information from police. The incident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck was headed south on Highway 99. The truck collided with a center median and broke through the concrete barrier. It then collided with the Galt patrol car head-on. The patrol car was headed north on Highway 99 at the time. 

Two passengers present in the car at the time, including a 26-year-old from Turlock and a 26-year-old from Dublin, were moderately injured and transported to an area medical center for treatment. The police officers, a male, and a female required extrication from their vehicle by fire crews before they could be transported to the hospital. 

Highway 99 was closed in both directions due to the collision and resulting presence of several first responders on the roadway. The cause of the incident remains under police investigation at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery. 

Car Crashes near Stockton

The Golden State sees approximately 650 traffic accidents occur per day, injuring thousands of people and causing approximately 3,200 deaths per year. Fatal traffic collisions in Stockton occur more often than fatal traffic accidents in nearly any other state in the nation. These collisions are constantly changing the lives of injured victims and their family members and imposing lasting impacts upon everyone affected by them. Negligent actions performed while driving such as speeding, intoxication, and distraction can endanger the lives of not only the negligent driver but also everyone else they encounter on the road at any given time. 

When lives are lost due to negligent driver errors, family members are often left to deal with not only the painful loss of their loved one, but also perhaps outstanding medical bills, funeral costs, and other costs associated with their family member’s accident. In worst-case scenarios, families lose an important source of income along with losing their loved one, which can impose even further financial burdening upon them. If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, contact a Stockton wrongful death attorney. An attorney will be able to assist you with moving forward from your recent accident aftermath by informing you of your legal right toward compensation. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for any injuries, losses, and/or damages you may have endured as a result of your loved one’s recent collision. 

Experiencing an unexpected loss can be very overwhelming, painful, and stressful, which is why the personal injury attorneys in Stockton at Torem & Associates are here to help. Our lawyers have been assisting injured accident victims and their families through the arduous motions of accident aftermaths since 1984. We believe in providing injured accident victims and their families with the best and most effective legal representation available in the state of California. Our attorneys hold a firm belief in helping people when they need it most, which is why our job is to award you full and fair financial compensation in the event that you or someone you love was injured in a recent traffic accident caused by negligence. 

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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