Four dead in wrong-way crash

By |2022-01-05T17:57:49+00:00August 8th, 2019|

As any resident in California can attest, traffic can get very heavy and frustrating. And while the roads are busy during morning and evening rush hour commutes, the roads stay occupied throughout the late night hours. Whether it is coming home from a late night shift, a night out or because one drives for a living, motorist are on the roads for a wide range of reasons.

Unfortunately, some drivers drive negligently, recklessly and under the influence of alcohol, leading to severe and fatal collisions.

According to recent reports, a fatal head-on collision occurred in Strathmore. The California Highway Patrol reported that a woman driving a SUV was traveling the wrong way on Highway 65 at around 2 a.m. This resulted in her collided with two motorcycles head-on.

Both motorcycles were traveling with two people on them, and all four victims were killed in the crash. The 24-year-old driver of the SUV was injured in the crash. Initial investigation of the accident suggests that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. She was charged with driving under the influence. It is not clear if she is facing any other charges at this time.

Losing a loved one in a sudden and tragic motor vehicle accident is a difficult event to overcome. It is not only emotionally painful to cope with this loss, but it is also an event that results in substantial financial losses as well. This can be overwhelming for surviving family members; thus, it is important to explore legal recourses, such as a wrongful death action. This civil suit could help hold a negligent driver accountable and assist with the recovery of compensation.


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Doug Easton has practiced law since 1971. After 20 years of practicing with various large litigation firms, he founded the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton in 1991 as a solo practitioner. In the years that followed, Doug’s sons Brian and Matt joined him in the practice and helped build the firm into a powerful force to help right the wrongs done to their clients. Much of their success over the years has stemmed from the dynamic created by the familial nature of the firm and how harmoniously they all work together, each of their individual strengths complementing and fortifying the group as a whole. Accordingly, the firm changed its name to Easton & Easton, LLP in 2014 to better reflect the true dynamic of the firm and Doug now serves as Managing Partner of Easton & Easton. In 2015, Doug was selected as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in California by The American Society of Legal Advocates. In addition, Doug is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and in 2008 was named its “Professional of the Year” in Medical Malpractice.
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