A man killed Sunday in a crash on Interstate 5 just south of Jayne Avenue near Coalinga was identified today by the Fresno County Coroner as Scott Thudium, 52 of San Pablo.
The California Highway Patrol said that Thudium was in a Mitsubishi Montero driven by Cynthia Dayro, 48, of San Pablo when Dayro tried to set the SUV’s cruise control and drifted off the roadway. Dayro lost control and the car rolled several times.
Thudium was thrown from the car and died at the scene. Dayro suffered minor injuries. Isabell Thudium, 5, suffered moderate injuries.
Cause of the Fresno County Crash
As a passenger, the deceased likely could have done nothing to prevent this fatal collision that ultimately took his life. The California Highway Patrol will surely look at the speed of the vehicle, witness reports, and other factors to determine what occurred. Collisions such as this one can have countless causes, including unsafe passing maneuvers, swerving to avoid an object in the road, falling asleep at the wheel, driving under the influence, or driver distraction.
Automobile Collisions and Wrongful Death Liability
While the accident on April 28th remains under investigation, the family members of the victim would be well-advised to seek immediate consultation from an experienced wrongful death lawyer. An experienced attorney can advise the victims of their legal rights and decide the best course of action in recovering the maximum compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Also, in unique and complex situations such as this one, an attorney can hire a highly skilled independent investigator to reconstruct the scene of the accident to determine who is at fault.
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