Man killed by fallen redwood tree in Yuba City

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

(FOX40.COM) — Sunday’s strong wind storm knocked down trees across the Sacramento Valley, one of which caused the death of one man in Yuba City, according to the Yuba City Police Department.

On Monday morning, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as David Gomes, an 82-year-old resident of Yuba City.
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At 7 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to reports of a tree that had fallen onto a person along Tres Picos Drive.

The man was located under a large redwood tree in his backyard and although responding paramedics performed live-saving measures the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Early investigations indicate that the man was likely on a ladder clearing the tree away from his home when it fell on him.

A neighbor provided a timeline of when the tree likely fell on the man before reports were made.

The neighbor said they last saw the man at around 3 p.m. and believe they heard the tree fall at 5 p.m.

“This was an unfortunate accident and our condolences are with the male’s family and friends,” the police department wrote in a news release.

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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.