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Placerville, CA – Fatality Accident on US-50 Near Camino Heights Dr. Exit

Placerville, CA (January 16, 2019) – Yesterday evening around 6:28 p.m., the California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a fatal accident that took place on Highway 50. Police say that three or more vehicles collided with one another at the time of the incident.

The accident occurred on the section of the highway near the Camino Heights Drive exit on Hwy 50. At least three vehicles, possibly more, were involved in a violent collision that sadly claimed the life of one of the vehicle’s occupants.

Firefighters and other emergency responders arrived at the scene of the multi-vehicle accident and stated that they had to provide CPR to at least one injured victim at the scene. Their condition is not known at this time. It was also confirmed that one person tragically passed away at the scene of the accident. Their name has not been disclosed due to the fact that the next-of-kin are still being notified.

At least two eastbound lanes of the highway were closed down so that the investigation into the accident could continue. Police are currently investigating how the accident transpired.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.  Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.  We hope that everyone involved in this incident will be ok.  We hope that everyone that was injured will be able to make a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in California 

Thousands of individuals in California will lose their lives every year due to the negligence of other drivers on our roads. Many more will be hospitalized with serious injuries that can have an impact on their quality of life, making it difficult to return to work and be social with loved ones. Many of the main causes of these accidents include aspects such as drunk driving, distractions, and speeding, though there are many other outside factors that contribute to them as well.

At this time, investigators continue to take a closer look at the accident so that they can help those involved determine who is liable. From there, all parties will be able to consider if they want to move forward with a personal injury claim or a wrongful death lawsuit if they have lost somebody closest to them.

At Brady Law Group, we work diligently to ensure that our clients receive the most satisfying results after they have sustained injuries or had to say goodbye to a loved one too soon. These accidents can have a life-changing impact for those involved and we do not want you to feel alone for one moment of your time as you go through this arduous process. Contact us to find out how we can assist you when you need it most at 866-478-6483.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.


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