A Sacramento car accident that occurred the evening of July 11, 2010 resulted in two fatalities and three injuries. However, according to a CBS News report, Milton Pastran, the driver of a pickup truck on the Highway 99 that was in the path of a falling Honda Civic, is happy that he and his two young daughters have not sustained major or fatal injuries.
A Honda Civic was traveling at a high rate of speed on Elk Grove Boulevard, lost control and went airborne on the highway. Pastran said he accelerated the pickup. Had he not done that, the car would have fallen on the cab of the pickup crushing him and his daughter. Two people in the Honda Civic, a 44-year-old driver and an 80-year-old passenger died at the scene. An investigation is still ongoing.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the two deceased victims. Please keep them in your prayers. I’m also relieved to note that the Pastran family did not suffer serious injuries. This accident could have been a lot worse and I’m glad it was not.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were four fatalities and 366 injuries involving car accidents in Elk Grove. In Sacramento County as a whole, 84 people died and 7,874 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Honda Civic may have been traveling at a high rate of speed causing him to lose control and crash. However, it is also important to look into whether a vehicle defect, dangerous roadway or another vehicle may have played a part in the accident. If this accident is determined to have been the Honda driver’s fault then the Pastran family can seek compensation from the estate of the deceased or his or her liability insurance.
In such cases, injured victims or surviving family members would be well-advised to contact an experienced Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys lawyer, who will stay on top of the investigation and make sure that the negligent parties are held liable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive claim evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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