Hollister, CA (August 10, 2020) – One man is dead after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 25 near Hollister on Saturday.
Per reports from officers, he also had a passenger in his vehicle, and they were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Authorities said that the driver, a 21-year-old Gilroy man, was traveling northbound on Highway 25 south of Bolsa Road around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when he veered into the dirt on the right shoulder. At that time, he lost control of the 2011 Toyota Tacoma he was driving and swerved back across both lanes of traffic and into a tree on the opposite side of the road.
California Highway Patrol said that emergency workers pulled him from his truck and airlifted the man to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries. His passenger, a 20-year-old Morgan Hill man, was taken to the same hospital by ambulance with major injuries, CHP said.
What led to the crash remained unknown, though the investigation is ongoing at this time.
No further information has been provided. Our deepest thoughts are with the families of the deceased victim.
Fatal Auto Accidents in California
California is the most populated state in the country, which means that it also has one of the highest car accident rates in the nation. On average, California sees close to 500,000 auto accidents take place per year. These California auto accidents injure more than 275,000 people and take the lives of more than 3,000 people each year.
Unfortunately, most of these auto accidents are caused by preventable and negligent human behaviors like intoxication and speeding. According to a recent traffic study, approximately 94% of all auto accidents in the United States are caused by correctable yet negligent human behavior. The leading cause for auto accidents in California, currently, is distracted driving. Nearly 75% of all California drivers have admitted to using their cellphone while driving.
In the event that you or a loved one have been injured in a California traffic accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced and skilled car accident attorney in California. The reputable car accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm have been successfully preserving the rights of those injured in negligently caused car accidents for the past four decades. We strive to provide our clients with the maximum compensation available for their own personal injuries and losses.
Recoverable losses in a car accident case with injuries include medical bills, pain and suffering, mental health treatment bills, prescription costs, funeral costs, and more. Other damages such as punitive costs and loss of consortium can also be compensated for depending on the circumstances of the crash.
If you or a loved one were injured by another person’s negligence while on the road, you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and incurred damages. Call the Richard Harris Law Firm at (702)-444-4444 in order to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer in California regarding your eligibility for compensation. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness and work diligently to uphold it.
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