On Thursday, September 24th, the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office identified Timothy McMillen, 65, as the man killed in a car accident. The incident happened in Santa Rosa, California, on Tuesday night, September 22nd.
In the accident report, the Santa Rosa Police said that the victim’s truck crashed at about 6:10 p.m. near Los Alamos Road and Highway 12. The investigators believe that McMillen suffered a medical emergency while he was behind the wheel.
The man was returning from a worksite on the hilltop. The police said that witnesses saw a white Dodge go out of control as it came down the driveway. The vehicle crashed through a fence and landed across both lanes of H-12.
Responding medics rushed McMillen to the hospital, where he died from his wounds. There is no additional information at this time.
Several factors cause motor vehicle accidents, with speed, intoxication, and distraction top of the list. An underlying medical condition also causes crashes. Some medical conditions, like heart disease, poor eyesight, diabetics, and seizure disorders, make it unsafe for some individuals to drive a car.
Some states place restrictions or limitations on the driver’s license of a person with pre-existing medical illness. The rules depend on the severity of the person’s condition and ensure their safety and that of other road users.
Placing the blame on a person with an underlying medical condition when a crash occurs is tricky. The prosecutors would have to prove intentional negligence on the offender’s part and how much the condition contributed to the occurrence.
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