Fatal Clear Lake Traffic Collision Kills 1 Person

Rear-End Accident Results in Death on Highway 20

A pickup truck rear-ended a passenger car in Clear Lake on Sunday night, resulting in the death of one person. 

The fatal crash occurred just minutes before midnight on Sunday night, January 16th.

It is unclear at this time what caused the collision on Highway 20, near 1st Avenue. 

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

Investigators are actively working to determine what may have factored into the collision.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107. 

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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