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Mendocino, CA – Big-Rig crash kills woman and dog

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MENDOCINO, CA – The California Highway Patrol released new details this morning about a head-on collision that killed a woman and her dog on Highway 101 near Spyrock Road on Monday afternoon. According to the CHP, the decedent was driving north when her brown Nissan Titan crossed over the double yellow line and struck a semi-truck hauling soil around 2:35 p.m. After the collision, the vehicle caught fire, and the decedent died as a result. 

In the crash, the big-rig driver, 35, from Willits, suffered major injuries and was transported to Adventist Health Howard Memorial hospital. A name has been withheld from this article to protect the victim’s privacy; and an update on his condition was not immediately available. The crash blocked the highway for about six hours while emergency personnel cleared soil and vehicles from the road. 

The pickup was carrying two dogs at the time of the crash. The animal survived and was taken to the Mendocino County Animal Shelter.

It was cold and cloudy when the crash occurred, but rain and hail had been moving through the area all day. The weather may have been a factor, but it is not considered the cause. According to Officer Clevenger, who wrote the press release below, the pickup driver crossed into opposing traffic.

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Over 3,000 people a year are killed or injured in tractor-trailer accidents in Southern California. Because of its 80,000-pound weight, a commercial vehicle can cause catastrophic injuries if it is involved in an accident. Despite the fact that most truck accidents are avoidable, they continue to negatively impact drivers. Commercial vehicles are larger than other vehicles, which makes them more likely to cause severe injuries to those in another vehicle.

It is common for people with traumatic injuries to require hospitalization, therapy, and various types of medical treatment for the long run as well. Hiring a expert semi-truck accident law firm can help you recover compensation to help with bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more. 

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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 the Mendocino.  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 Mendocino 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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