Chan Kee Chung, 58, Victim in Deadly Accident
SHANDON (July 25, 2018)- According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, Chan Kee Chung, 58, of Rowland Heights, has been identified as the man fatally injured in a tragic collision Wednesday near the Cholame Y.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly head-on collision involving a military Humvee vehicle was reported this morning on Highway 46 near the Davis Road intersection.
Authorities disclosed that the crash occurred at 7:43 a.m. precisely between the Humvee and 2000 Acura TL.
Military Humvee Vehicle Had Tire Blow Out Before Crashing Into Victim
According to KEYT news, a 49-year old Army Reserve Sergeant was driving a military Humvee when he apparently experienced a possible tire blow out causing the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic lanes directly into the path of the sedan. As per the article, the passenger of the tactical vehicle, a 24-year old Army Reserve Specialist, and the driver both suffered minor injuries and transported to the Twin Cities Hospital after the wreck.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Acura, Chan Kee Chung, tragically suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Westbound lanes remained shut down for several hours while both Cal Trans and CHP officials remained on scene.
Rowland Heights Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the information provided in the report, the driver of the military Humvee vehicle will likely be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation will ensue, however, as photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will examine all potential factors including speed, the possible involvement of alcohol or drugs, or whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles 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, surviving family members Chan Kee Chung will be entitled to wrongful death against the driver/entity responsible for this collision. Families of wrongful death victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If your loved one has been the victim injured in a traffic collision, contact our experienced San Luis Obispo County personal injury car accident lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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