[Plumas County, CA] – Wesley Anderson Killed, One Other Injured in Car Accident on Highway 395
Wesley Anderson Dies in Speeding Accident on Highway 395
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 – Wesley Anderson, age 60, lost his life on Wednesday afternoon around 5:15 P.M. Moreover, Thomas Pourchot, age 65, of Doyle was hurt after a car accident that happened on Highway 395.
Initially, the deadly head-on collision happened just about 0.5 miles south of Scott Road.
First, Mr. Anderson was driving in his gray Mazda 3 south on Highway 395. Then, he attempted to pass a semi-truck over double yellow lines as they were approaching a curve in the road.
According to reports, he was traveling at approximately 85 to 90 MPH. Notably, that was well over the posted speed limit.
Meanwhile, Thomas Pourchot, age 65, was driving a 2019 gray GMC Sierra at the same time. Furthermore, the was traveling north on the highway at 69 MPH around a blind curve when he saw the Mazda driving south at an accelerated rate of speed.
Subsequently, he attempted to avoid the collision by braking and swerving onto the right shoulder.
At the same time, Mr. Anderson turned his Mazda to the left shoulder of the road.
As a result, the two cars collided head-on with each other on the east shoulder of the highway.
Sadly, Mr. Andersons injuries were too severe, and he passed away at the scene.
Afterward, rescue officials transported Mr. Pourchot to a Hospital for medical treatment for the injuries he retained.
Likewise, the police are going to continue to investigate the accident.
What are Some of The Dangers of Speeding?
Indeed, speeding does not only mean driving faster that the posted speed limit, but it also includes driving too fast on poor road conditions.
Without a doubt, speeding is illegal. There is no way around it. Furthermore, if you speed, you just might get caught by the local police and receive a speeding ticket.
Speeding tickets can cost hundreds of dollars, not to mention missed work, and traffic court. Also, your auto insurance costs could increase.
Another danger of speeding is the environmental element. It is dangerous to speed on wet roads. Plus, speed limits may be set to reduce the environmental impact of another road traffic as well.
As said by the Ford Motor Company, “Driving a vehicle at 65 mph consumes about 15% more fuel than driving the same vehicle at 55 mph. More fuel consumed means more CO2 released into the atmosphere.”
The biggest risk with speeding is that you can lose your life. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “In 2008 there were 37,261 speed-related traffic fatalities in the U.S.”
Low speed limits are specifically set-in different areas for a reason. Moreover, there are low speed limits specifically set-in different areas due to hazards of speed for the surrounding communities.
It does not matter who you are, the speed limit applies to everyone regardless of the capabilities of the car or the experience of the driver.
Furthermore, paying attention to the speed limit will increase a driver’s ability to take and adjust to curves or objects in the roadway. Also, it considerably extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle.
So, as you can see… there are many different reasons to take the pedal off the metal and slow down!
Here are 5 Reasons Why Speeding Is a BAD IDEA!
1. Ordinarily, the average time it takes most drivers to react to a risky situation on the road is 1.5 seconds. A driver who is tired, distracted, or has been using drugs or alcohol might take as long as 3 or more seconds to react.
2. Drivers are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian on impact if they are traveling at 30 mph, then if they are traveling at 25 mph.
3. Speeding can escalate your risk of losing vehicle control. Moreover, at higher speeds, motor vehicles become more difficult to maneuver.
4. There is a direct connection with how fast you are going and the severity of a crash. The faster that you are going, the greater amount of force must be absorbed by the impact in a crash.
5. In urban areas, going faster than the speed limit by as little as 3 mph doubles the likelihood of an injury crash. Furthermore, each additional increase in speed by 3 mph further increases the risk.
To the family and friends of Wesley Anderson, 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.