Sacramento, CA (June 6, 2024) – Troopers with the California Highway Patrol confirmed on Monday that a wrong-way collision occurred on the Capital City Freeway in Sacramento overnight, resulting in the death of one individual. CHP reported the collision at approximately 9:15 p.m. along the Capital City Freeway, which is situated near Exposition Boulevard.

A Nissan Altima was hit by a Toyota Corolla traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, according to CHP troopers, which forced the Nissan into the center median. The Nissan driver was transported to a hospital in serious condition, while a female passenger inside the sedan died at the scene. Officers have not disclosed her identity; however, they have confirmed that the victim was in her late 20s. The driver of the Corolla fled the site but was apprehended shortly thereafter on suspicion of DUI. No further information regarding the accident has been disclosed, but investigators urged anybody with information about the fatal collision to contact the CHP.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased woman’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their loved ones at this time. We hope for their complete recovery.

Wrong-Way Accidents in California

The typical surrounding circumstances of a wrong-way crash, like the high speed of the vehicles involved, often make these collisions even more devastating than the average vehicle accident, even though they are rare. Wrong-way collisions account for less than one-tenth of a single percent of total highway collisions. With that said, these incidents are on the rise throughout the Golden State. Moreover, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), nearly half of wrong-way accidents occur as the result of a drunk or otherwise intoxicated motorist getting behind the wheel.

If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a wrong-way crash caused by another party’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of J.G. Winter as soon as possible. Attorney Jeremy Winter has personally experienced the hardships that victims and their families endure in the aftermath of an accident. Additionally, he will oversee the daily obligations linked to your accident claim. These responsibilities encompass the evaluation of the evidence, the negotiation of disputes with the respective insurance companies, and the communication with witnesses. We will not relent in our pursuit of justice for you and your family in the aftermath of a car accident that has fundamentally altered your lives.

We stop at nothing to accomplish our main objective for you and yours: ensuring your recovery process is as smooth and stress-free as possible following a fatal accident. We are aware that no amount of compensation can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, we are committed to ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve in the aftermath of an accident caused by the negligence of another motorist. Call our Sacramento wrongful death attorneys at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation at your earliest convenience.

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