Emily Henz ID’d as 1 of 2 Killed in Red Bluff Car Crash on Paskenta Road near Rancho Tehama Road
Red Bluff, California (June 4, 2020) - Emily Henz, 13, from Elk Grove, has been identified as one of the two victims who were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon in Red Bluff, according to the Tehama County Coroner's Office.
The deadly crash transpired at about 4:27 p.m., on June 1, on Paskenta Road, just south of Rancho Tehama Road.
As per the police report, a Honda Civic, driven by a 26-year-old man, was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Paskenta Road when it lost control while trying to negotiate a turn on the roadway.
The Honda, which was reported stolen from a residence on Humboldt Drive in Rancho Tehama, turned sideways on the roadway and went directly in the pathway of a northbound 2003 Ford E250 utility van. The van broadsided the Honda on the passenger side.
The Honda driver and his passenger Henz were pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the accident, a witness told the police that the Ford driver fled the scene in a white Honda that was occupied by a driver and one passenger.
An investigation into the accident is underway. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the CHP Red Bluff Office at 527-2034.
According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to 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.
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.