An accident on Foresthill Road in Placer County killed a man, injured a 10-year-old girl, and led tot he arrest of another man on Saturday according to highway patrol officials.
The California Highway Patrol said that 35-year-old Foresthill resident Eugene Louis Mitchell was driving a Dodge Ram pickup westbound near Upper Lake Clementine just past 7 a.m. when he crossed into the path of a Chevrolet Malibu. The unidentified 58-year-old woman driving the Malibu died at the scene.
The 10-year-old girl in the Malibu was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. Mr. Mitchell suffered minor injuries and was arrested on drunk driving charges.
In 2008, a total of 1,347 children age 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle crashes. Out of those 216 deaths, about half (99) were occupants of a vehicle with a driver who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or higher according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Seeing a copy of the California accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about California Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An California accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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