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Greenfield, CA – Deadly Crash in Monterey County involving a Prius and tractor-trailer

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GREENFIELD, CA – Following a deadly head-on crash, Highway 101 northbound in south Monterey County is expected to be closed until midnight.

Caltrans reports that Highway 101 is closed between Greenfield and King City in Underwood. There is a traffic divert on 1st Street in King City for northbound traffic. Southbound Highway 101 is only open to one lane, slowing traffic.

CHP officers were involved in a high-speed chase that led to the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. Around 2:35 p.m., officers began pursuing the vehicle in the South Salinas area. A Toyota Prius was being chased by officers.

According to the CHP, the driver of the Prius crossed the median and hit a tractor-trailer head-on in Underwood.

The Prius driver was pronounced dead on scene and the tractor-trailer driver only sustained minor injuries.

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in Greenfield

Over 3,400 people lose their lives each year in traffic accidents in California. 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.

Truck accidents specifically take the lives of more than 2,900 people each year. Commercial vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which means they have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries to victims involved in collisions. This is particularly true when victims are traveling in smaller vehicles. The mental, physical, and emotional consequences of semi-truck accidents are often overwhelming. To make matters even worse, victims often face stacking medical bills, lost wages, and thousands of dollars in bills to replace or repair their vehicles. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a truck accident attorney in Greenfield as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

With nearly four decades of experience, the Greenfield car 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.

Greenfield Personal Injury Attorney

Many families are often required to put forth tens of thousands of dollars to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones lost in fatal traffic accidents caused by negligence. When victims are killed in accidents resulting from the negligent actions of others, it is crucial that their surviving family members reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Greenfield 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 the costs of burial and funeral expenses and alleviate the impact of lost wages moving forward.

We 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 Greenfield at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you.

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 Greenfield.  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 Greenfield 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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