Fatal Accident at Hwy 113 & Midway Road Renews Calls for Intersection Signs & Controls

20 year Old dies as He Pulls Out in Front of a Semi

A 20 year old young man from Elk Grove lost his life about 10 am Wednesday morning when he pulled out from Midway Road onto Highway 113 and a semi-truck slammed into him. Thea 20 year old was driving a copper colored Dodge Neon. In the same location, William Gallagher, a 69 year old man from Klamanth Falls, Oregon, was on Highway 113 northbound, driving a red Peterbilt tractor-trailer combination. As the truck approached the intersection at Midway Road, the Dodge Neon entered the intersection and the front of the Peterbilt collided with the left side of the Dodge Neon. The driver of the Dodge Neon was pronounced dead at the collision scene.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the CHP at their non-emergency line 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247) or the CHP Solano Area Office at (707) 428-2100. Mention you have information for CHP – Solano and Lyman is handling this investigation.
Knowing what to do after a truck accident is not always simple, which is why if you have been involved in a collision with a large vehicle, it is in your best interests to contact a truck accident lawyer for expert legal advice.
Dixon City Councilman Ted Hickman happened on the scene shortly after the accident. “the dust hadn’t settled” when he got there. “The big rig that hit the Dodge Neon appeared to have only a dented front fender,” Hickman said. A crash with a big rig is more than likely going to result in the other vehicle coming off worse; they can be some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road.
“I’m on the warpath again,” Hickman said in a message he sent to numerous county and city officials, asking for their support to make the intersection more safe.
“The CHP is going to request action from Cal Trans and can use some backup from the city and the county… Either a four way stop, or traffic light or “flashing cross traffic does not stop” is needed there NOW because there are way too many accidents, and near misses in that intersection,” Hickman wrote. The less action taken to curtail such accidents, the more injuries there will be and the more people will be in need of a good truck accident lawyer.
Lt. Michael McCarthy of the CHP, at the scene, said he would request Cal Trans to take some kind of action but could use the support of the city and county in their efforts.
For more details, see Hickman’s column “That’s Life” in this issue.
(Above photo by Ted Hickman)

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