Rural roads through Pruendale may not carry a lot of traffic, but small mistakes by drivers on these narrow lanes can put several motorists in danger at once. A veer out of a lane and into oncoming traffic will catch other drivers by surprise and leave little opportunity for them to steer clear of an accident.
Victims involved in an impact can suffer serious injuries and be left at risk to lose their lives without immediate medical attention.
Two Killed in Devastating Head-On Collision in Pruendale
Two people were tragically killed in a two-car collision in the Pruendale Community in Monterey County Monday morning. KION-TV reports the accident occurred around 5:10 a.m. along Maher Road near the Echo Valley Road intersection on October 10, 2022.
The California Highway Patrol determined that a 20-year-old woman from Watsonville was driving a Ford Explorer traveling westbound when the vehicle crossed the painted median for an unknown reason. The SUV then drove directly into a Nissan Pathfinder that was eastbound.
A 68-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, both from Watsonville, were traveling in the Nissan SUV. They were both declared dead at the scene.
The woman driving the Ford SUV was transported to a local hospital with injuries. Highway Patrol investigators continue to examine the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Support for Families After a Tragic Monterey County Accident
Devastating accidents can force families to say goodbye to loved ones lost to a tragedy. With little time provided to process what has happened, close relatives can suddenly be hit with the costs associated with a terrible collision.
Close relatives who have lost a beloved member of the family will be asked to pay the high cost of a proper funeral and burial. The expenses charged by emergency responders can also come due.
Families are allowed to seek support from an at-fault driver’s insurance provider through a wrongful death claim. This civil lawsuit would protect families from these expenses. A wrongful death claim would also help provide for the family in the future as they must continue on without the financial and emotional support the deceased had always provided.
Contact a Monterey County Car Accident Lawyer
After an accident involving a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, contact an experienced Monterey County car accident lawyer such as Martin Gasparian for a free consultation that comes with no obligation for your family.
Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He works closely with victims and families to make sure they have what they need in order to rebuild their lives as best they can after an accident.