Deadly Accident on I-5 South Tuesday Afternoon
WOODLAND (December 18, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a deadly collision was reported this afternoon on I-5 south at or near the off-ramp to County Road 8.
CHP officials did not verify whether this was a solo or multi-vehicle collision after receiving notification of the accident at 12:31 p.m. precisely.
Upon authorities arrival to the scene, the dispatch report indicated that an undisclosed pickup truck had left the freeway veering into an adjacent field.
The fire department and paramedics were called in for assistance as it was then confirmed that at least one person inside the pickup truck had suffered fatal injuries.
Officials did not provide information on whether or not any other motorists were inside the pickup truck and if there were any additional injuries.
The major accident investigation team continued to remains present at the scene as of 2:00 p.m. gathering as much evidence as possible to help determine what happened and why.
Any update will be provided on this incident once more details are released.
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A forensic examination, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators ultimately determine what happened. At this time, it remains unclear whether one or more vehicles were involved. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast all involved motorists were going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, and whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the vehicles involved. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left 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 of a victim who has died, as well as those who are injured, may be entitled to wrongful death and personal injury claims pending the investigation results. Wrongful death and personal injury victims may seek monetary recompense for damages which include hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If your loved one has been the victim involved in a car accident in the Yolo County or Sacramento region, contact our experienced wrongful death and injury auto accident injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.
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