Semi-Truck and Jeep in Fiery Crash in Brentwood
BRENTWOOD (June 4, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a major injury collision involving a white Jeep, a semi-truck, and possibly another vehicle took place today on Vasco Road just south of Walnut Boulevard.
Authorities have confirmed the crash to have occurred at roughly 2:22 p.m.
Limited information was reported on the accident itself but one of the vehicles, the Jeep, caught fire engulfing into flames.
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While debris littered the road, occupants from the vehicles quickly exited before flames erupted leaving multiple subjects injured, at least one with major injuries.
The victim with serious injuries was described as a 21-year-old man with a broken ankle and a compound fractured right leg prompting his immediate transport to John Muir Medical Center.
It remains unclear if any other involved parties were taken away by ambulance to hospitals at this time.
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A thorough investigation will ensue for this incident, 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 the semi-truck or the involved vehicle(s). 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, those who suffered injuries following a collision may be entitled file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver responsible for this collision. Those not found liable may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto collision, contact our Contra Costa County personal injury 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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