Saratoga, CA (August 12, 2020) – A deadly vehicle collision took place at the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and Highway 85 on the morning of Wednesday, August 12th. 

As indicated in a report published by a local news source, a grey pick-up truck and a white sedan collided with one another in the intersection, for reasons that have yet to be determined, at around 11:20 a.m.

Local law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel were both dispatched to the scene of the accident. On their arrival, they discovered that the sedan was fully engulfed in flames and lodged in a roadside embankment. 

In the meantime, the pick-up truck supposedly received serious damage to its front-end as a result of the impact.

Attending first responders promptly administered medical care to the injured victims. Officials on-site stated that two occupants from each of the vehicles involved were transported to various trauma centers in the area.

According to preliminary reports, one of the crash victims from the sedan, an elderly man in his 70s, was pronounced dead a short while later. The name of the deceased victims is still undisclosed as crash investigators are still awaiting confirmation and the notification of his next of kin.

Officers also said that two eyewitnesses to the collision also underwent on-site emergency care for injuries that were classified as minor and were released shortly afterward.

The identities of the injured victims have yet to be disclosed.

Local law enforcement officers closed off the lanes in both directions on Saratoga Avenue in order to facilitate an investigation into establishing cause and liability for the accident, both of which are still undetermined at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Saratoga

Saratoga, CA - Fire, Injuries, Fatality on Saratoga Ave

Fatalities caused by car accidents claimed roughly 50 lives out of every 100,000 of the state’s residents in California in 2018. In spite of the fact that this figure is significantly less than the national average of 65 vehicular fatalities out of every 100,000 residents, motor vehicle collisions are still the leading cause of accidental deaths in the state. 

Losing somebody you love is always a heartbreaking and tragic event but when somebody you love losses their life in an accident that was avoidable and was brought on by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the emotional trauma and devastation hit that much harder. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the energy and the ability that you need by your side to obtain the full amount of monetary recovery allowed by California’s personal injury laws. 

With an exhaustive and in-depth understanding of the state’s judicial system, our accomplished personal injury attorneys appreciate the work that goes into building a successful California personal injury case. We have earned our respected reputations as one of the premier law offices in the state by working tirelessly and putting our clients first, 

If you have recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, then we absolutely suggest that you confer with a committed personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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