MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA (January 20, 2017) – A tree collapsed onto the roadway and killed a woman identified as Mary Francis on Friday morning on Skyline Drive, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened on Skyline Drive near Wyndemere Way. Mary Francis, a 61 year old middle school teacher, was operating a Toyota SUV when a large sized SUV collapsed on top of her SUV.
Mary Francis was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical personnel. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability. Initial reports indicate the tree collapsed due to strong winds, but it is unknown if the tree was diseased or otherwise damaged prior to the accident. This is sadly the fifth death in California in January of 2017 caused by falling trees.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “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. Serving Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.