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Santa Cruz County, CA — A single-vehicle collision early Sunday morning, May 26, 2024, in Santa Cruz County resulted in the death of a 45-year-old man, according to KSBW. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 AM on Graham Hill Road, south of Deer Path Road.

The man was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima northbound on Graham Hill Road at an undetermined speed when, for reasons still unknown, he veered off the paved road. The vehicle collided with several objects, including a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car upon impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the deceased has not been released pending notification of his family. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. At this time, it is unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.

Liability in Single-Vehicle Collisions

In some circumstances, investigations can reveal that some portion of the liability for a single-vehicle collision might fall upon other drivers in the vicinity of the accident or even unsafe roadway structures. Working through the particulars of liability to help victims and their families find proper compensation is one of the many services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Once liability has been established, a personal injury attorney can also negotiate on behalf of the victim with insurance companies, who will always seek to minimize the payout for any claim they cannot deny.

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