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Alyssa Scheda Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 49 in Auburn

Alyssa Scheda ID’d Girl Killed in Auburn Car Accident on Highway 49 near LoneStar Road

Auburn, California (March 16, 2020) – The girl who died in a head-on crash that occurred Saturday afternoon on Highway 49 in Auburn has been identified as Alyssa Scheda, 18, of Grass Valley.

The deadly accident happened at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 14 on northbound Highway 49, just south of LoneStar Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Scheda was driving her white Honda Civic southbound on Highway 49 when, for unknown reasons, she allowed the vehicle to drift into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with a black Mini Cooper.

The Honda then crashed into a box truck.

Scheda, who was a graduate from Bear River High School, died in the crash.

The driver of the Mini Cooper, Madison Preston, 23, of Grass Valley, sustained major injuries as a result of the accident. She was transported to a Roseville hospital for treatment.

The operator of the box truck was not injured.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the crash.

Several lanes on Highway 49 were closed as crews worked to clear the scene.

An investigation by the California Highway Patrol’s Auburn office is ongoing.

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.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. 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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