The California Highway Patrol issued a press release that reveals the details of the fatal car accident that took the like of a Willits woman one week ago.
According to the CHP, the accident happened around 11:20am when a 2003 Kia Sorento was headed north on Sherwood Road. For reasons not yet determined, the Sorento drifted off the left shoulder of the road, overcorrected and veered back to the right into the southbound lane, hitting a southbound Ford Escort. Both cars then came to rest blocking the southbound lanes.
The driver of the Sorento was wearing a seatbelt and suffered only minor injuries. She was taken to Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Unfortunately, the driver of the Escort was unconscious when emergency crews arrived on scene. Despite their life-saving efforts, the woman failed to respond and was pronounced dead at the scene. The CHP said that the driver of the Escort was not wearing her seatbelt.
The CHP is continuing with their investigation of this accident, and have ruled out alcohol and drugs as contributing factors.
As a San Francisco car accident attorney, I’m saddened when I hear of someone dying in a seemingly avoidable car accident. It’s up to all of us to make sure that everyone stays safe on our roads, and to keep ourselves safe as well, by wearing our seatbelts. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a local car accident lawyer immediately to learn about your rights in the case.