One unidentified person was killed after a fatal multi-vehicle collision in Stockton on Saturday night, October 16.
The crash transpired at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the area of Thornton Road and Hammer Lane in Stockton.
Several vehicles collided on the roadway under unclear circumstances. How the collision occurred and why it happened have not been established.
A passenger in one of the involved vehicles was killed in the collision. Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the crash,
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Statistics
Car accidents frequently result in severe and even fatal injuries. To avoid this, all drivers should practice safe driving habits. Car accidents are unfortunately all too common in the United States. Around 33,654 people lost their lives in car accidents in 2010.
That year, 36,560 people were killed in automobile accidents. Multi-vehicle accidents are one example of many different types of car accidents. Accidents like this are common when two or more vehicles collide. When one vehicle collides with another in a chain reaction, there’s a good chance a third will be hit as well.
There were 28 fatal traffic collisions in Stockton in 2017, according to city death records. These collisions resulted in the deaths of 30 people. The accident claimed the lives of 18 pedestrians. A variety of factors caused these collisions. Distracted driving, speeding, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, driving in bad weather, driving the wrong way, and failing to obey traffic laws are examples of dangerous behaviors.
San Joaquin County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions
The victim’s surviving family members (or legal heirs) have the right to pursue legal action and file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. However, filing a wrongful death claim after a multi-vehicle collision can be complicated. Understandably, you’d be concerned about receiving compensation as the bills mount.
One of the first steps you should take after a car accident is to speak with an attorney about getting compensation for the losses you’ve suffered due to things like medical bills and funeral expenses. Many traffic accident victims in California have benefited from the skillful representation of Arash Law’s car accident lawyers.
Our car accident lawyers have decades of combined experience and have recovered more than $500 million on behalf of clients from all over the state. You can reach us from all over California and the Bay Area. We’re happy to help. To arrange a no-obligation consultation, please contact us at (888) 488-1391. It would be best if you put your faith in our skilled legal team to protect your legal rights so that you can concentrate on getting better after your accident.