Chico Driver Killed After Another Driver Waves Her Onto Roadway

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CHICO, CA (June 28, 2019) — A female driver was killed in a crash on Monday afternoon, June 24th while leaving her subdivision and entering on to Deer Creek Highway (Hwy 32). 

According to police, Cathie Lawson, 61, of Chico, had been waiting in her Subaru at a stop sign for a break in traffic on Deer Creek Highway, when a driver on that road reportedly stopped and wave her out onto the roadway. 

Lawson pulled directly into the path of an eastbound GMC pickup driven by a 68-year old Robert Maxam of Los Angeles. 

“Although this is a kind gesture, it’s also one that is very dangerous and often times ends in collisions.  Chico police warn drivers not to motion drivers into roadways, and if someone does, do not accept it,” police said in the report.

Maxam is cooperating with police.  Witnesses say that excess speed was not a factor; neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected in the crash. 

The accident is currently under investigation. If anyone saw this collision and has not already talked to police you are asked to call the Chico Police Traffic Line at 897-4970.

If you have suffered injuries and want to speak to a car accident attorney, you can contact us and set up a free consultation. Or, you can give us a call and tell us about the details of your accident.

We will update this post as more information becomes available. 

Source: Mercury News

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury and employment law cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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