Galen Wallace Airlifted after Crash in Feather River Canyon on Monday


Galen Wallace Seriously Hurt in Feather River Canyon Collision on Highway 70

Galen Wallace Seriously Hurt in Feather River Canyon Collision on Highway 70

Feather River Canyon, California – Galen Wallace, 23, of Oroville was flown to Enloe Medical Center after a traffic crash on Highway 70 in the feather River Canyon Monday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said Wallace was driving a 2020 white Ford Transit 350 van westbound on Highway 70 when he collided with Tanya Blust, 43, of Quincy, who was reportedly driving a 2007 black Ford F-150 truck eastbound. 

Blust swerved into the westbound side and collided nearly head-on with the van. It’s unclear why Blust drifted into the path of oncoming traffic.

CHP said Wallace was extricated from the Ford by the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Blust was able to get out of her vehicle and had minor injuries.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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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