Media sources reported that a 22-year-old Redding man lost his life in a car crash in Palo Cero early Sunday morning.
In a press release, California Highway Patrol Officer Kent Yoshida said that accident happened around 4:20am when the man was driving north on Deschutes Road, north of Maynard Road, at unknown speeds when his 2001 Kia Sephia began to drift off the east side of road while coming out of a counterclockwise curve. The driver “aggressively” turned the car left, which caused it to spin counterclockwise. The vehicle flipped multiple times and struck a utility pole on the western side of the road.
Yoshida stated, “The car was kind of wrapped around the pole.”
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews. CHP officials say they are unsure as to how many times the vehicle rolled, but are continuing their investigation. Yoshida claims the driver had given someone a ride home from downtown Redding and was returning to Redding at the time of the accident.
The driver was wearing a seatbelt, but his airbag failed to deploy in the accident.
As a San Francisco car accident lawyer, I’ve witnessed many accidents similar to this and know the devastating effects that this kind of accident can have on those left behind. In my time a personal injury lawyer, I’ve learned that a strong support system can aid in softening the pain of losing a loved one. I pray that this man’s family has such a support system and I offer my most heartfelt condolences.