Simi Valley, CA – Car Crash Leads To Fatality For Elderly Man
Simi Valley, CA (November 18, 2018) – Saturday morning near the area ofWood Ranch Parkway and Lake Park Drive North a single car accident took place that claimed the life of one elderly man and badly injured the driver of the vehicle.
Ronald Kakeldey, 87, of Simi Valley, California was riding as a passenger in a 2013 Hyundai Sanat Fe. Janet Kakeldey, 78, also of Simi Valley was behind the wheel. Initial police reports claim that she was driving the car down Madera Road when she rear-ended another vehicle in the vicinity of the lefthand turn onto Wood Ranch Parkway. The police report also stated that officials believe the accident occurred at a low speed as no damage was caused to either of the vehicles and there were no reported injuries.
Following that, Janet immediately turned onto Wood Ranch Parkway and proceeded to drive at a very high rate of speed, eventually crashing the car into a tree. Police officers and paramedics arrived promptly. Ronald was pronounced dead at the scene, and Janet was transported Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks where she received immediate medical treatment for major injuries sustained during the accident.
No further information on her condition is available at this time. Police are still working to determine the cause of the first and second crashes that occurred within moments of each other.
Catastrophic Injuries in California
We would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family members of the Kakeldey family. We know what an emotional and upsetting time this must be for all of you.
Common catastrophic injuries that result from car accidents are:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Multiple bone breaks or fractures
- Burn injuries
- Internal organ damage
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If you or someone that you care for has suffered through a catastrophic injury due to the recklessness or misconduct of another person, you might be eligible for financial compensation in several different areas of your life. With some of these types of injuries, it is possible that you may never truly recover. Hiring an attorney from the Los Angeles Injury Group as your legal representation will help to ensure that you get everything you are entitled to under California law. If you would like a free consultation, please give us a call at (310) 954-7248 so we can discuss your case with you today.