1 Dead, 2 Injured in Head-on Collision
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, October 1st
October 2, 2018- According to the East Bay Times, one person was killed and two others were injured after a head-on collision yesterday afternoon on Chestnut Street at Diablo Lane.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the crash occurred at precisely 3:21 p.m. involving two vehicles.
One vehicle was noted to have overturned while the other incurred significant exterior damage leaving both the driver and passenger of that vehicle trapped inside.
Both the driver and passenger in one of the vehicles suffered serious injuries including one of the victims who was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center.
Meanwhile, the driver of the overturned vehicle, a male, sadly was pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, CHP is currently investigating the fatal collision and has yet to release any additional information in regards to the incident itself and what exactly took place.
*The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
Brentwood Car Accident Attorney
A forensic examination of both vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, which driver had the right-of-way, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by each vehicle such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family of the fatal victim, as well as those injured, may have the right to pursue a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit respectively pending the investigation. Wrongful death and injured accident victims may seek recompense for damages including funeral costs, loss of companionship, medical expenses, hospital bills, and pain and suffering.