Tanner Smith Injured in Bicycle Crash on Highway 101 in Smith River


Tanner Smith Injured in Smith River Bike Accident on Highway 101

Smith River, California – The CHP is investigating after a bicyclist was injured in a traffic collision involving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 in Smith River Thursday morning.

The collision took place at around 11:02 a.m. July 23, as Jami Pfau was driving her 2019 Ford Fusion southbound on U.S. Highway 101 near the Dr. Fine Bridge.

For unknown reasons, Pfau drifted into the shoulder and hit  Tanner Smith, who was riding his bicycle south on the south shoulder of the highway.

The Ford then traveled up the embankment and overturned. 

Smith sustained moderate injuries in the crash and was taken to Coast Hospital for treatment. Pfau was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The CHP is investigating and they say alcohol and/or drugs were not suspected.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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