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Adrian Estrada Killed in Redding Car Accident on 5 Freeway

Driver Killed in Redding DUI Car Crash on 5 Freeway near Highway 299 Identified as Adrian Estrada

Redding, California (February 25, 2019) – Authorities have identified Adrian Estrada, a 20-year-old soldier from Orange County, as the driver who died on Valentine’s Day following a traffic accident involving a suspected drunk driver in Redding.

Just after 1:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, police responded to a traffic accident on 5 Freeway near Lake Boulevard/Highway 299 interchange.

The California Highway Patrol said a 2013 Honda Civic, driven by Jecenia Hedrick, 22, of Anderson, was traveling southbound on 5 Freeway when it crashed into the rear of a 2006 BMW sedan that was traveling on the same traffic lane, driven by Estrada.

The BMW rolled over upon the impact. A Peter-built tractor truck driver, identified as 56-year-old Timothy McDaniel of Medford, Oregon, couldn’t avoid the crash and slammed into the BMW.

Estrada was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hedrick along with her passenger, identified as 20-year-old James Parscal, were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

Authorities confirmed that Hedrick was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the crash. The suspect was later arrested for DUI and is facing felony charges, including manslaughter.

McDaniel did not suffer injuries in the accident.

The incident remains under investigation.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  • Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  • Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  • Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  • If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  • Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  • If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  • Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  • Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.  

After leaving the accident scene,

  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  • Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  • Get a property damage valuation.
  • If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  • Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  • Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.


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