An unidentified man was killed in a fatal multi-vehicle traffic collision in Berkeley on Tuesday afternoon, August 18.
According to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, the collision transpired at around 3:00 p.m. on the eastbound I-80 lanes near the Gilman Street on-ramp west of Buchanan Street.
A green Toyota Tercel, a black Lexus IS 350, and a blue Ford Ranger sport-utility vehicle was involved in the collision. The green Toyota Tercel traveled at high speed before changing lanes, causing the vehicle to collide with a black Lexus IS 350.
The Toyota then lost control and struck the center divider before veering into a blue Ford Ranger sport-utility vehicle. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities don’t think drugs and alcohol played a role in the crash.
Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the collision. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to contact the CHP’s Oakland office at 510-547-2875.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading factors in unintentional injury deaths in California. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. In 2018, 48 over 100,000 people die from their injuries on average in California. These accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.
Facing cases like this alone can be quite challenging. With the help of an experienced Alameda County wrongful death attorney, the victims and their families won’t need to deal with the stressful paperwork that comes with filing a claim. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can utilize their resources to re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party. Attorneys can also conduct an independent investigation to help the victims receive the justice they deserve.
Alameda County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Collisions
The sudden death of a loved one due to a fatal multi-vehicle collision can be quite devastating and overwhelming for the victim’s family. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help.
Attorneys can help their clients receive financial compensation for their medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering of the victim’s family, wages the decedent would have earned in their lifetime, and loss of companionship.
Attorneys can also serve as a helpful legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
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