Driver dies after overturning vehicle on flooded Placer County road

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

(FOX40.COM) — A driver in rural Placer County died on Wednesday morning after driving through a large puddle of standing water, according to the California Highway Patrol Auburn station.

At 7:32 a.m., a Ford vehicle was driving westbound on Nicholaus Road in western Placer County, heading towards Sutter County.

The vehicle then drove through a large area of standing water along the flooded roadway causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and overturn.

After exiting the roadway, the vehicle landed on its roof in standing water.

Responding fire personnel were able to upright the vehicle and planned to provide medical treatment for the driver until they realized they died in the crash.

“CHP would like to remind you to beware of standing water in the roadway and travel at speeds safe for the conditions,” CHP Auburn wrote in a news release.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.