65-Year-Old Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Nice-Lucerne Cutoff, East of Westlake Drive
NICE, CA – A man, 65, was killed in a two vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon on the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff, east of Westlake Drive.
At about 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a 63-year-old Lakeport man was driving his 2001 Dodge going westbound. The victim, a 65-year-old man from Lucerne, was accompanied by a 60-year-old woman, and was headed eastbound in a 2000 Toyota.
For reasons unknown, the Lakeport man driving the Dodge swerved to the right and then over-corrected, crossing double-yellow lines. He then broad-sided the Toyota being driven by the victim, causing the Toyota to overturn. The male victim driving the Toyota sustained fatal injuries from the rollover. Emergency and rescue workers pronounced him dead at the accident site.
The Lakeport man driving the Dodge did not suffer any injuries. According to the police report, all the accident victims were wearing their seat-belts. The cause of the accident is still unknown and the accident remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
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 Nice 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.