(October 29, 2019) – 17-year-old Leah Smith has been identified as the girl
who was killed in a car accident in Wheatland last week on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the
accident happened at about 3 p.m. on Oakley Lane at Highway 65.
CHP said Smith was driving a Honda Civic eastbound on the
roadway and was attempting to turn onto Highway 65 when she was struck by a
southbound Hyundai driven by 26-year-old Sierra L. Siller of Yuba City.
The impact of the collision reportedly caused the Civic to
Smith was killed in the
Three occupants of the Hyundai sustained moderate injuries
and were transported to UC Davis Medical Center.
The three were identified as 25-year-old Christopher D.
Harvey and two boys aged 3 and 8.
No further information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner 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 to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
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. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.