Adrianna Screeton Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash near Oakdale of Stanislaus County
Stanislaus County, CA (May 16, 2022) – Adrianna Screeton (18) died after getting in a solo-vehicle accident on Orange Blossom Road near Bonson Court in Stanislaus County. According to the Modesto Bee, the incident happened on Friday.
Adrianna Screeton crashed her vehicle and drove into a pond near Oakdale.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Screeton drove her Nissan SUV east with her sister Alyssa Casias (20) as a passenger. Then, she turned right at a left bend for unknown reasons. She then went on to the south shoulder.
Screeton tried returning to the roadway, but she completely lost control of the Nissan. She then crashed into a wooden fence and multiple trees before falling into a pond. Responders arrived and found that half of the vehicle was in the pond.
They transported Screeton to Doctors Medical Center, but she later died in the hospital. Meanwhile, Casias sustained injuries, but they weren’t life-threatening. The CHP noted that both occupants of the Nissan wore their seat belts during the crash.
CHP Officer Tom Olsen noted that Screeton’s death is the 2nd automobile accident fatality within two days. However, he also shared that this year’s fatalities are down to 15 compared to 25 during this time last year.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Stanislaus County
Adrianna Screeton’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or hit-and-run accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Adrianna Screeton.
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