Cleotilde Rodriguez Delgado Died in a Car Crash on Highway 20 in Mendocino County
Mendocino County, CA (April 5, 2022) – Cleotilde Rodriguez Delgado (49) was recently identified as the victim of a car accident on Highway 20 in Mendocino County. According to the Press Democrat, the incident happened at around 5:30 pm on Monday (March 28).
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Rodriguez Delgado rode as a passenger in a Mini Cooper on Highway 20. Then, the vehicle’s male driver (60) lost control of the mini cooper. Afterward, it collided with two other vehicles on the same highway, east of Potter Valley Road.
Cleotilde Rodriguez Delgado rode a Mini Cooper that hit two other vehicles on Highway 20.
The two other vehicles involved in the crash were a Toyota Tacoma and a Ford Explorer. According to the CHP, the mini cooper might have lost traction after it drove into a puddle on the rainy highway.
Rodriguez Delgado died at the scene. Meanwhile, responders transported the Mini Cooper’s driver to the hospital after he sustained major injuries. Also, the Explorer’s driver got sent to the hospital for moderate injuries.
Investigators don’t believe that alcohol or drugs were involved in this incident. They had to close the highway for over an hour after the crash.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Mendocino County
Cleotilde Rodriguez Delgado’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Likewise, they can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic crash 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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Google Map of Car Accident on Highway 20 in Mendocino County, CA
More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car crash 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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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Cleotilde Rodriguez Delgado.
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 also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Jose, and Sacramento. Also, 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.
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