Sacramento Woman Killed in Traffic Collision
Two vehicles collided in Sacramento on May 26th as the result of an impaired driver.
Reports included that the accident took place at 8:36 a.m. at the intersection of Power Inn Road and Elsie Avenue.
A speeding Chevrolet pickup truck was swerving in and out of traffic before running a red light at the intersection.
As a result, the truck collided with a Ford Explorer driven by Veronica Vargas, 35, of Sacramento.
Due to the impact, the Ford overturned. There was also a 4-year-old girl in the vehicle at the time who suffered major injuries.
Sadly, Vargas was pronounced deceased by paramedics.
The involved driver, a 32-year-old man, tried to flee the scene but was stopped by witnesses. He showed signs of intoxication and was arrested on suspected DUI charges.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Veronica Vargas.
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.