Betty Zimmerman Killed in Vehicle Accident

Betty Zimmerman Killed in Vehicle Accident

[Angels Camp, CA] – Betty Zimmerman Dies, One Other Involved in Vehicle Crash on Vallecito Road

Betty Zimmerman Killed After Head-On Collision on Vallecito Road 

December 24, 2020 Betty Zimmerman, age 85, from Murphys passed away on Friday morning around 10 A.M. Meanwhile, Albert Tonetti, age 80, also from Murphys, was involved in the same head-on crash on Vallecito Road. 
 
Incidentally, the deadly accident happened near Rolleri Bypass Road, just south of State Route 4. 
 
First, Ms. Zimmerman was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire at an unknown speed. Then, for an unknown reason, Ms. Zimmerman’s vehicle crossed the solid double yellow lines.  

As a result, Mr. Tonetti, was unable to avoid the head-on collision. 
 
Furthermore, official authorities closed the roadway for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Subsequently, they closed the road to provide patient care and investigate the scene. 
 
Additionally, Mr. Tonetti was driving a 1972 Chevrolet C10 truck at the time of the crash.  

Also, emergency responders transported him by life flight helicopter for treatment for his major injuries at Doctors Medical Center
 
Finally, the San Andreas CHP said that neither drugs or alcohol were contributing factors involved in this accident. 

Different Types of Collisions  

Car accidents can happen for many varied reasons.  

There are several dynamics that could influence a vehicle collision.  

Here are a few examples of the diverse types of auto collisions.  

Multi-Vehicle Collisions  

This type of collision often involves many different vehicles.  

What is more, this type of collision primarily occurs on a freeway.  

This type of collision will often yield many fatalities.  

Furthermore, with so many vehicles tightly enclosed together, it can be difficult for rescuers to help.  

Additionally, drivers are often hit from the side in these types of collisions.  

Single Car Collisions  

A single car collision involves only 1 car.  

Still, while the vehicle may crash into a pole, tree, or building, innocent people can be at risk of getting hurt.  

This type of collision can lead to property damages.  

Also, there is a good risk of potentially life-threatening injuries.  

Rear-End Collisions  

A rear-end collision happens when a vehicle crashes into another vehicle that is in front of it.  

Subsequently, the collision may be caused due to sudden deceleration of the vehicle in front of you.  

Additionally, the vehicle in the back accelerating faster than the vehicle in front of it is another example.  

A common injury related to rear end collisions, is whiplash 

As a result, the driver of the vehicle that rear ends the other vehicle is typically held responsible for the collision.  

However, there are exceptions.  

Sideswipe Collisions  

These types of accidents happen when two parallel cars contact each other.  

Also, the amount of damage can depend on the speed and direction of the vehicles.  

Although, the damage may be minimal, this type of accident can cause one of the drivers to lose control of their vehicles.  

Unfortunately, people can get injured from this type of collision as well.  

Head-On Collisions  

A Head-on collision is when two vehicles hit each other with their front ends.  

Also, hood to hood is one of the most intense types of auto collisions.  

Additionally, the result is quite often deadly for at least one of the drivers.  

Side Impact Collisions  

A side impact collision happens when the front of a vehicle smashes into the side of another vehicle.  

These types of collisions have the potential to have fatal outcomes.  

Furthermore, a common term for this type of collision is called a “T-bone.”  

Due to, the shape of the vehicles forming a letter T. 


To the family and friends of Betty Zimmerman, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you. 


Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.

Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.

This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings. 

Call us for a free consultation at (310) 914 – 8484

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