Thomas Stokes Injured in Traffic Accident in Plumas County


Thomas Stokes Injured in Plumas County Crash on Highway 70 at Grizzly Dome Tunnel 

Plumas County, California – An Orland man was injured when his vehicle collided with another and struck the guardrail on Highway 70 at the Grizzly Dome Tunnel in Plumas County.

According to CHP, Thomas Stokes, 35, was driving a white 2007 Ford F250 westbound on Highway 70 through the Grizzly Dome Tunnel at about 10:10 p.m. July 22. 

Stokes was allegedly intoxicated at the time and made an unsafe movement while making a right turn. His Ford collided with an oncoming 2015 white Jeep Rubicon driven by Kevin Jatcszak, 33, of Pleasanton. 

Jatcszak reportedly tried to avoid the collision by moving to the right. However, the left front the Ford struck the right front of the Jeep. 

The impact pushed Jeep off the side of the roadway and onto a gravel turnout on the east side of the road. 

After the collision, the Ford traveled across the eastbound lane and crashed into a guardrail along the south side of the highway.

Emergency crews extricated Stokes from his vehicle. He was taken to Enloe with major injuries. 

No other injuries were reported.

Stokes was taken into custody for DWI.

The crash is under investigation.

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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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