Early Morning Rollover Crash in Vallejo Kills Driver, Injures Dog
VALLEJO (CBS SF) — The California Highway Patrol announced an investigation Wednesday into a solo car crash that killed a driver and injured early that morning.
The rollover crash happened at around 4:40 a.m. near the Highway 37 junction, when a green GMC Sierra was traveling on Highway 80’s westbound lanes at about 80 mph.READ MORE: California Joins Lawsuit Againt Ghost Gun Manufacturers
The GMC then made a sudden turn toward the state Highway 37 onramp, traveling through the roadway’s gore point. The driver made another sudden turn back onto Highway 80, causing the GMC to overturn.
The CHP said the crash blocked the three right lanes and traffic was getting by in the left lane. All lanes were reopened around 7 a.m.READ MORE: COVID: Dozens of Unvaccinated San Francisco Police Officers, Firemen Face Deadline
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Although the victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, the CHP described him as a 28-year-old from Portland, Ore.
A dog inside the GMC survived but was left injured. The dog was taken by the Solano County Sheriff’s Animal Control, the CHP said.MORE NEWS: Santa Rosa Arson Suspect Arrested in Connection with Multiple Early Morning Fires
CHP investigators said Wednesday that they are looking into what may have caused the crash.
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Crews are responding to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at a Food Maxx in Vallejo, Vallejo fire department tweeted.
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Man dies in horrific high-speed crash in Vallejo, witnesses say police had been pursuing Honda
It happened along Interstate 780 at the Glen Cove exit.
Kailee Bullock said she was outside her home just after 1 pm. when she heard a car roaring up her street.
"Someone came up and flipped a U at our house going really fast," said Bullock. "Suddenly he came back, parked across the street, hitting our garbage cans and the car and he got out on his phone look at his phone, got in his car and sped off and from there we turned the scanner on and we heard there was a high-speed chase."
Moments later, it appears the same car, a silver Honda Civic, flew off the freeway on Westbound 780 near the Glen Cove exit and went airborne, hitting a tree and killing the driver instantly.
It came to rest down an embankment, next to a small business.
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Cheryl Martin was on the freeway just seconds behind the car that crashed.
"I was just getting off 780," said Martin. "I saw some smoke and then heard a horrible noise, a big bang."
A CHP officer at the scene told ABC7 News the driver of the car was a suspect in a crime spree that began earlier in Vallejo.
Vallejo police have yet to confirm witness reports that the Honda was being pursued by their officers in the moments before the crash.
It's unclear if the Vallejo units were still in pursuit when the deadly crash happened.
"I'm sad," said Martin, That's somebody's child and he died alone."
The CHP is investigating the accident itself. Vallejo police have yet to respond to numerous requests for comment and more information on what led up to the fatal crash.
59-year-old man dies in Vallejo traffic collision, second driver hospitalized
VALLEJO, Calif. - One man died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Redwood Street in Vallejo early Friday morning, police said.
A 59-year-old man was driving westbound in the 2600 block of Redwood Street around 5 a.m. when he made a turning movement and collided with another vehicle, according to police. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
The driver of the second vehicle was treated at the hospital, and is cooperating with officers investigating the crash, police said.
Authorities are waiting to publicly identity the 59-year-old man until the Solano County Coroner's Office can reach his family.
This is the 9th traffic fatality in the City of Vallejo in 2021.
Vallejo police are investigating the collision. Anyone with information regarding this case may contact Officer K. Trimble at (707) 648-4011.
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Fatal Crash on Redwood Street in Vallejo
Details of the Deadly Vallejo Accident
On the morning of Friday, July 30, 2021, a 59-year-old man was killed, and another person was injured in a two-car crash that occurred on Redwood Street in Vallejo, according to city police.
The crash happened at approximately 5:00 a.m. when the now-deceased man was traveling west on Redwood in the vicinity of the 2600 block. He suddenly executed a turning maneuver and collided with the other involved vehicle, according to the police report. He was transported to an area hospital where, sadly, he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released, pending notification of his family by the Solano County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the second vehicle was injured and received medical treatment. That driver has been fully cooperative with authorities during the crash investigation. Given the released facts, it sounds like the second driver found himself in the situation of an unavoidable accident.
This tragic incident brings the number of fatal crashes in Vallejo during 2021 to nine.
Investigation of the Redwood Street Crash Continues
Vallejo police continue to seek information on what led to this fatal accident. Anyone who has further information is asked to call (707) 648-4011 and speak with Officer Trimble.
Causes of Early Morning Accidents
There is no further information available at this time as to the cause of this tragic accident. It is unknown why the now-deceased driver suddenly turned in front of another vehicle. Perhaps he suffered a medical event, or he was driving while fatigued. Many crashes that occur during late night and pre-dawn hours are at least partially caused by drowsy driving.
Road Danger – The Unavoidable Accident
With the facts available, it sounds like the injured driver was unable to avoid the collision when the first driver executed an unexpected turning maneuver. The idea of this type of accident is frightening. We always want to believe that we can maintain some sense of control that will help to keep us safe on the roads. This is not always the case. Erratic moves by another driver may send a vehicle into your path and leave you zero reaction time to avoid a crash.
What to Do After an Unavoidable Accident
The time immediately after an unavoidable accident when you had no time to react can be terrifying. Your nervous system is likely in overdrive. Adrenaline produced by panic may be coursing through your veins. This protective and defensive reaction from your body, while useful to our overall survival as a species, can mask pain and make you unaware that you have suffered injuries. In this Vallejo accident, the injured driver received immediate medical treatment – and that is always the right thing to do after a significant car crash. Even if your injuries are not severe enough to warrant ambulance transport, it is wise to undergo a thorough trauma evaluation by a physician as soon as possible following the impact.
Watch the YouTube video. Below is a clip with more tips on what to do following a car crash.
Vallejo Personal Injury Lawyer
Hello. Thank you for reading our coverage of the tragic accident on Redwood Street in Vallejo. I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer. Traffic accidents often cause severe injuries that cause medical bills to pile up. They also may result in lost time from work. As such, they can cause significant financial difficulties. For more than 38 years, Vallejo residents have entrusted us with their personal injury and wrongful death matters. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident caused by negligence, reach out to us at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for our compassionate, free, and friendly legal advice.
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VALLEJO, CA — Investigators believe intoxication and speed may have been factors in a traffic collision Wednesday night in Vallejo that left one person dead and at least five others injured, police said.
Three cars were involved in the crash at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at Maine Street and Mare Island Way.
A 34-year-old Vallejo woman was ejected from the front passenger seat of one of the cars and was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
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The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of critical injuries; intoxication and speed are being investigated in connection with this party, according to Vallejo Police Department Spokeswoman Brittany Jackson said.
There were two backseat passengers; one was ejected and both suffered minor to moderate injuries.
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Two people in another car were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
"Intoxication and speed do not appear to be a factor of this involved party," Jackson said.
A person was sitting inside a parked car when it was also hit but that person was not injured, Jackson said.
The identity of the woman who died was being withheld by the Solano County Coroner's Office pending notification of her next of kin.
The Vallejo Police Department Traffic Division is investigating the collision and asked anyone with information to call Officer K. Trimble at 707-648-4011.
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