Woman, 83, Identified as Victim Fatally Injured in Collision
SANTA MARIA (April 4, 2019)
A woman driving a sedan was killed on Thursday in a crash involving an Apex Auto Glass pick-up truck.
The accident, which police are still investigating, took place at about 5 p.m.
Per officials, the woman identified as Judith Zimmer, 83, of Santa Maria, had been headed northbound on California Avenue when the Apex truck, headed eastbound on Union Valley Parkway, struck her.
The Santa Maria Police Department and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident, where Zimmer was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unclear at this time if alcohol or drugs played a part in the crash.
Police have not released the deceased woman’s name as they are trying to contact her family.
Vehicle vs Apex Glass Truck Accident Investigation
Officials have confirmed that no drugs or alcohol were involved and have not be able to determine liability. Was speed a factor? Did one of the drivers fail to yield to the other who may have had the right-of-way? Were there mechanical issues with either vehicle?
Pending the investigation, the family of Judith Zimmer may be subject to pursue a wrongful death claim if there is even 1% liability held against the Apex Glass Truck involved. Family members of wrongful death victims not found at-fault are entitled to compensation for funeral costs, as well as, loss of companionship.
Santa Maria Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.