SHAFTER, CALIFORNIA (December 29, 2016) – Fog is believed to be a factor in a tragic accident that killed Marcelo Diaz on Thursday morning on Santa Fe Way, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened around 7:30 am on Santa Fe Way. The crossing arms had come down at a train crossing on Santa Fe Way, and a silver Honda Civic approaching the area had swerved to avoid the stopped cars, veering into opposing lanes and into the path of a lifted Ford Excursion traveling northbound. The truck was unable to stop in time and crashed into the Honda.
The driver of the Honda, Marcelo Diaz, was tragically killed in the accident. The driver of the Ford is cooperating with authorities and at this time alcohol or drugs do not appear to have played a role in the accident. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. With offices available in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and throughout California, West Alliance Injury Lawyers strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.