SUTTER COUNTY, CA — The Sacramento Bee reports that a 93-year-old driver lost his life in a two-vehicle collision in Sutter County. Around 2:30 PM Friday, January 5, 2024, the elderly driver’s car, a 2017 Toyota Prius, pulled into an intersection on Cornelius Avenue, leading to a collision with a 2019 Toyota Highlander driven by a 19-year-old Citrus Heights man.
The CHP’s Yuba-Sutter office reported that the Wheatland man, whose identity is pending release by the Sutter County Coroner’s Office, paused at a stop sign before proceeding east on Cornelius Avenue. The 19-year-old, approaching from Pleasant Grove Road, had no stop sign. The elderly driver pulled out into the Highlander’s path, resulting in a broadside collision.
The Wheatland man succumbed to his injuries at the scene, while the 19-year-old driver and the two children in his vehicle emerged unharmed. CHP officials ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash. Officer Brian Danielson, spokesperson for CHP Yuba-Sutter, stated in an email that no charges or arrests are anticipated for the 19-year-old driver in this fatal collision.
Delayed Injuries after Auto Accidents
After an accident, many injuries are not immediately felt. Often, adrenaline will delay pain caused by injuries sustained from the impact. It is important to follow up with your primary care provider in the days and weeks following any car accident. If injuries do arise for you or your passengers, you can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance to cover the cost of your damages.