One unidentified person was killed while six others were hurt after a multi-vehicle traffic collision in San Leandro on Saturday morning, January 9.
The fatal collision took place on southbound Interstate 880 near the Floresta Boulevard overpass in San Leandro at around 1:00 a.m. An unspecified vehicle was initially traveling on the northbound lanes of Interstate 880 when it suddenly rear-ended another car.
The other vehicle then overturned due to the severity of the impact, and two of its passengers were ejected as a result. A passerby stopped his vehicle on the roadway and attempted to help the victims but was unfortunately hit by another passing car.
The helpful passerby was pronounced dead at the scene, while six people sustained moderate to severe injuries from the accident.
The injured parties were taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and Highland Hospital in Oakland. Authorities later determined that one of the drivers was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The identity and the condition of the driver have not been disclosed. They were arrested for driving under the influence.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Investigation is Underway
When three or more cars collide on the roadway, it is considered a multi-vehicle collision. This type of car accident is commonly caused by a “chain reaction,” when one car bumps into another, which causes the other to hit the next vehicle. Multi-vehicle collisions are commonly caused by drunk driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Determining liability in a multi-vehicle collision can be quite challenging, which is why it is vital to hire an experienced Alameda County wrongful death attorney specializing in multi-vehicle collisions.
Attorneys can conduct an independent investigation to help their clients win their cases. During the independent investigation, attorneys will re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records. Aside from that, attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients.
Alameda County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions
Dealing with the sudden death of a loved one can be overwhelming for the victim’s family. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by the opposing party and insurance companies.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages such as funeral expenses, loss of companionship and income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering that the car accident has caused them.
Our lawyers from Arash Law are here to help you with your case. Our firm has over decades worth of experience and resources to help our clients receive the justice they deserve. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.