Renell Dudley, 38, Fatally Injured in Crash
LOCATION: Crockett, CA
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, July 23rd
July 24, 2018- According to the East Bay Times, a man identified as Renell Dudley Jr., 38, has been the victim fatally injured following a crash on eastbound I-80 on the Carquinez Bridge where another person was also badly hurt.
At roughly 3:15 p.m., an Isuzu box truck had been stalled in the No. 4 lane when a Dodge Charger crashed into the rear of the truck. Both drivers exited their vehicles and were exchanging information when a semi-truck plowed into them.
Renell Dudley Jr. tragically sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
1 Other Victim Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries
Meanwhile, the other motorist who remains unidentified was seriously hurt with injuries described as life-threatening. The victim was airlifted via medi-helicopter to a trauma center for immediate treatment.
A second helicopter and multiple ambulances eventually arrived at the scene as well.
At this time, it remains unclear whether Dudley Jr. was the driver of the box truck or the Dodge as those details were not disclosed in the report.
Contra Costa County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney
Meanwhile, the driver of the semi-truck did not appear to have been injured.
No additional information has been released as the collision is under investigation.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with both victims as well as their families and friends during such difficult times.
Richmond Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the information provided in the report, the company employing the semi-truck will likely hold some liability 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, the surviving family members of Renell Dudley Jr., as well as the other injured victim, will be entitled file a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit respectively against the responsible party or entity. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of companionship.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Contra Costa County wrongful death and personal injury accident law firm today and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance necessary to get your life back on track. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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