A California woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident near Cloverdale on March 3. Two other people were seriously injured as well.
The California Highway Patrol said that a 2011 Honda Pilot was headed north on U.S. Highway 101 in Sonoma County at approximately 8:25 a.m. when it careened off the road, went down an embankment and smashed into a tree near Asti Road. The front seat passenger, an unidentified woman, was killed in the collision. The driver of the car, a 47-year-old Mendocino County man, suffered major injuries and was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment. A 12-year-old boy riding in the back seat of the van also suffered major injuries and was taken to the same hospital for care. A 67-year-old female riding in the back seat suffered minor injuries and was also transported to a local hospital.
According to CHP investigators, the driver may have lost control of the vehicle just before the crash. However, they do not yet know the exact cause of the accident. It remains under investigation.
People who are injured in car accidents could be owed compensation for their financial losses. An attorney could review the details of a crash and help prepare a personal injury claim on their behalf. A successful claim could help victims obtain a settlement that covers damages such as current and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, mental anguish and property loss. Meanwhile, families who lose a loved one in crash also have the right to pursue legal action. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, families could recover compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship and other amounts.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area, "1 Dead, 2 Injured In Fatal Crash On U.S.-101 In Sonoma County", March 3, 2019