At about 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 31-year-old Joy Weiss was killed and Davinder Singh, Charan Singh, and Gaurav Saxena were seriously injured in a truck crash near the border of Marin and Sonoma counties. While traveling on Highway 101 near San Antonio Road in a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, Weiss drifted toward the center divider; when she overcorrected to the right, she veered from the road. The truck rolled 15 feet down a ditch, landing on its wheels in a cattle-crossing area under the highway. She was declared dead at the scene. The three male passengers were transported to area hospitals, two of them to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities do not suspect that alcohol was a factor in the accident and are investigating.
“After an crash causing injury or death, the party responsible for the accident may be held civilly liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries or of their families’ losses,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Throughout Marin County, 1,212 people lost their lives or were injured in motor vehicle collisions that occurred in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In Sonoma County, 2,779 accidents resulted in injury or death that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Joy Weiss, the driver who was killed in the truck crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Davinder Singh, Charan Singh, and Gaurav Saxena, the passengers who were injured.
SanRafaelPatch.com originally reported this Marin-Sonoma border accident.
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