Lawrence Prouty Dies In Car Accident

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[Oroville, CA] –Lawrence Prouty Killed in Car Crash in Oroville, Ca.

Oroville Fatal Car Crash Kills Lawrence Prouty

September 22, 2020 – On Sunday, Lawrence Prouty of Palermo died. This was due to a car accident that happened on Lincoln Boulevard in Oroville Ca.

Moreover, the accident happened around 9 a.m., Also, this was north of Stanley Drive.

Oroville Police stated that Mr. Prouty spun out of control into another lane. As a result, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Sadly, he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident.

Mr. Prouty was rushed to the hospital. Afterward, he died. Furthermore, the people in the other car only sustained minor injuries.

Officials are still examining evidence to see whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

New technologies are constantly being put into the vehicles that we drive. As a result, they are getting better all the time.

Often, a driver will think that nothing can go wrong. Moreover, things like antilock brakes, backup cameras, airbags, radar collision detection can give a driver a false sense of confidence.

Even the best of drivers need to stay constantly alert.  You could be the most cautious person in the world. Yet, that will not keep things from breaking.

There are several situations in which you can lose control of your car. Always drive safely, your life is important!

Here are 4 common driving tips for losing control behind the wheel:

Brake Failure

Imagine that you are trying to slow down or stop your car. However, a car in front of you is stopped.

Next, imagine the moment you try to stop, and nothing happens. More than likely, it is because the car has lost its brake fluid. Another possibility is, too much wear and tear on the brakes.

If your vehicle has a manual transmission, a great way to slow yourself is by downshifting.  Use caution, you can damage your transmission if you end up skipping gears.

For example, downshifting from 4th gear directly to 1st gear.

Unfortunately, it is a little more difficult to stop without brakes using an automatic gear system.  Although, it does not work as well as it does with an automatic transmission.

First, you will need to shift to a lower the gear. Then, you will need to apply the emergency brake. Finally, the car will slowly come to halt.

Accidental Acceleration

Sometimes, a car can take off like a rocket. It is not common; however, it does happen. When it does happen, it is often due to a manufacture’s defect.

For an out-of-control car, switch to neutral and keep applying brakes unless it stops.

Afterward, make sure that the car’s accelerator works properly. Finally, check to make sure the area around the pedals is free from debris.

Double check there is nothing that will get stuck underneath the breaks that may prevent you from stopping.

Snowy Weather

In snowy weather, it is easy to lose control of your vehicle. In fact, moving your car in the first place is one of the worst problems you can encounter.

Icy conditions are hazardous. If you find yourself sliding on the ice, keep your calm. Also, do y0ur best to keep your vehicle pointed forward. The rules of sliding on ice are like those of hydroplaning.

For vehicles without anti-lock brakes, gently pump on the breaks until you can come to a complete stop. Furthermore, don’t try to slam on the brakes.

Luckily, this happens automatically with automatic transmissions.

Rainy Weather

When it is raining, the most dangerous thing to encounter is the oil on the pavement after it stops raining. Luckily, it washes away as soon as the rain starts again.

However, but it is still quite risky to drive on wet roads. For example, hydroplaning can be triggered in a few different ways.

Hydroplaning is when your tires lose contact with the ground due to water. Resulting in, losing control of your vehicle.

Also, speeding on a wet road doubles your chances of hydroplaning.

Finally, it is important to remember these driving tips. What is more, they may save you or others if you ever lose control of your vehicle.


To the family and friends of Lawrence Prouty, we 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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