Trinity Co, CA (August 11, 2020) – A 15-year-old girl from Modoc County was killed when she was involved in a head-first crash with a pick-up truck on Monday, August 10th along Highway 299 near Douglas City.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident at around 9:00 a.m.

Initial reports indicate that the teenager was driving a white 2003 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck and, at the time of the collision, driving against oncoming westbound vehicles as she attempted to pass several cars while supposedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

As the young driver tried to pass a tractor-trailer, she was involved in a head-on collision with a white 2015 Chevrolet 3500 pick-up truck. The force of the impact caused her truck to be launched into the rear of the white 2015 3-axle tractor-trailer.

Both pick-up trucks came to a stop in the westbound lanes of Highway 299.

The 15-year-old sustained fatal injuries although officials have said that she was wearing her seat belt. The male driver of the other pick-up involved in the collision was treated for unspecified accident-related injuries. There was no report on the condition of the operator of the tractor-trailer.

This accident is still under investigation by officers from the California Highway Patrol 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 victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Trinity County

Trinity Co, CA - Fatal Head-On Collision Near Indian Creek Lodge

The state of California sees an estimated 3,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents on its roadways and highways every single year. Although this fatal accident rate is still recognized as being very high, it also exposes a reduction of a little more than 12% in the state’s average fatal accident fate from the previous decade.

If you or somebody that you love was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, the California truck accident attorneys at Richard Harris Law are ready to offer you legal guidance. Receiving fair and meaningful monetary compensation for any financial damages arising from your accident will require the legal proficiency and perseverance that we bring to the table. 

Our skilled accident attorneys have a thorough comprehension of the intricate web that makes up our state’s judicial system. We recognize the necessary actions that must be taken in order to create a fruitful California tractor-trailer accident claim. We are proud of the extensive amount of accomplishments we have achieved during the course of our legal careers, as well as our distinguished and hard-earned reputations.

If a truck accident that was caused by the reckless actions of the tractor-trailer operator has left you with serious injuries, then we strenuously encourage you to chat with one of our exceptional personal injury attorneys by phoning 702-444-4444 so we can arrange a free consultation that includes an evaluation of your California truck accident claim, after which we will be able to apprise you on the most prudent plan of action for your case.

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