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The Fatal Crash on Highway 273

On November 1, 2018, a 21-year-old man was killed after he lost control of his 2000 GMC Yukon and collided with a traffic signal. Since that day, various local news media programs have been releasing new information regarding both the investigation and the victim.

Last Thursday, the Redding Police Department disclosed that the victim is Brennan Emmitt Gard of Anderson, California. He was speeding and towing a quad runner when he lost control of his SUV. After Gard hit the traffic signal, his vehicle reportedly rolled several times before coming to a stop. Because Gard wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, he was ejected from his vehicle after the initial impact.

Different witnesses have reported that an unknown driver stopped at the intersection when the collision occurred; however, this driver immediately left the scene of the accident and still hasn’t been identified. Police are hoping this driver can provide additional information about the collision.

If you have any information about the accident or the missing witness, contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim Against a Negligent Driver

Drivers can help prevent tragic car collisions by avoiding negligent behaviors and obeying state and federal traffic laws. While this incident is an absolute tragedy, it’s also a reminder that speeding is incredibly dangerous. Likewise, the driver may have survived the accident if he had been wearing his seatbelt.

If you’re ever injured due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact the Redding car accident attorneys at Haslerud Law Office. We have been representing the residents of Northern California for over 20 years. Our experienced legal team can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you’re awarded a fair and beneficial settlement. If necessary, we can also aggressively represent your interests in court to secure a positive case outcome.

Contact Haslerud Law Office at (530) 968-4300 to schedule a consultation.