One Person Was Killed In Chico Truck Accident On Highway 99 By Eaton Road
CHICO, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – One person was killed in a car accident involving a big rig truck on Highway 99 not far from Eaton Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on Highway 99 sometime around 4:11 p.m. The car involved in the accident is being described as a Hyundai.
Both of the northbound lanes of traffic were blocked off following the accident. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Every truck driver has a legal obligation to operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
The family of a victim that died in a truck accident may be able to hold the truck driver accountable through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
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