Santa Clara Co, CA (June 16, 2021) – The driver of a pickup truck crashed and overturned while driving on a private dirt road in unincorporated Santa Clara County on Tuesday afternoon, June 15, troopers the California Highway Patrol said.
The crash occurred just before 1:00 p.m. in the area west of Morgan Hill, per a report from CHP detailing the crash. Paramedics and officers were dispatched to the scene shortly after the incident happened, though the driver was dead when the CHP arrived.
Troopers say that something caused the driver’s Chevrolet Silverado to overturn, possibly another vehicle or an object left in the road. Authorities did not identify the driver and asked that anyone with information about the accident call their Gilroy office.
The victim has not been identified, and further details have not been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Car Accident Fatalities in the Bay Area
Troopers with the California Highway Patrol and authorities with the California Department of Transportation estimate that more than 25,000 accidents resulted in fatalities or major, long-term injuries in the last half-decade. In fact, these accidents occur all too frequently on Bay Area roadways, leaving thousands of victims and their families suffering devastating consequences. Throughout the Golden State, these serious accidents take place on busy highways, major thoroughfares connecting large city centers, and local streets that are home to busy intersections and a large amount of foot traffic from pedestrians and bicyclists.
Serious car accidents resulting in major injuries and fatalities are an unfortunately common part of life across California. Victims and their families may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical injuries requiring therapy, emotional trauma, and exorbitant hospital bills. When victims succumb to their injuries, they leave grieving families behind who are forced to pick up the pieces as a result of another party’s negligence.
However, those affected by these serious and fatal wrecks can reach out to a California accident attorney in the aftermath of a crash. A skilled, compassionate California injury lawyer is important to retain after an accident. A legal team well-versed in California law can help families seek justice and the fair, full compensation they deserve after a crash that’s occurred due to the reckless actions of another person.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office has spent years coming to the aid of victims and their families during the toughest times of their lives. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, we will stop at nothing to help victims and their families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for their injuries and losses. Those affected by these collisions that occur through no fault of their own should not be forced to spend large sums out of pocket on medical treatment and accident recovery. If you’ve suffered in an accident caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party, you should seek legal recourse as soon as possible.
At Halavanau Law Office, we will gladly review the facts of your case, tailoring our advice to match the circumstances of your wreck and your specific needs moving forward. Please reach out to our accident attorneys in San Francisco today at (415) 692-5301. We are standing by, ready to help you schedule your free, no-hassle consultation so you can proceed with your recovery in the best possible position.
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Disclaimers: The purpose of this accident news post is to bring awareness to drivers in and around the Bay area about what they should do if they are involved in an injury accident. We hope that readers will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being involved in a serious accident. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be considered medical or legal advice. Make sure to talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer if you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own. The picture used in this post is not from this accident scene.