Amber Calonder Hospitalized after Yuba-Sutter Car Accident on Highway 99 near Knights Road
Yuba-Sutter, California (February 23, 2020) – Amber Calonder, 18, of Knights Landing, has been identified as the teenager who was injured Friday evening following a deadly head-on crash in the Yuba-Sutter area.
The fatal crash happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 22 on Highway 99, just south of Knights Road.
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, a 67-year-old Yuba City man was driving his vehicle northbound on Highway 99 at approximately 60 mph when he drifted into the southbound lanes to overtake another vehicle and collided head-on with a southbound car driven by Calonder.
The Yuba City man was transported to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
Calonder sustained moderate injuries in the crash.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered factors in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation by the CHP.
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.