Chan Kee Chung Killed in Car Crash at Highway 49 and Davidson Road
SHANDON (July 27, 2018) – One was killed and two were injured after an accident involving a military vehicle on Highway 49 Wednesday afternoon, according to Paso Robles Daily News.
The collision occurred at about 7:42 a.m. on Highway 46 at Davis Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 2007 M1078 Tactical Vehicle was going 50 mph in a military convoy east on Highway 46 when at the same time a 2000 Acura TL was traveling at 55mph west.
Cecil Johnson and Christina Astorga Injured Military Vehicle Crash
The operator of the Tactical Vehicle, 49-year-old Army Reserve sergeant Cecil Gabriel Johnson, crossed the double yellow center lines into the westbound lane after the left front tire of the military vehicle went flat and failed.
The two ultimately collided head-on. The driver of the Acura, 58-year-old Rowland Heights resident Chan Kee Chung, died as a result of the crash.
Johnson and his passenger 24-year-old Army Reserve Specialist Christina Astorga, were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital with minor injuries. Johnson is from San Bernardino while Astorga is from Los Angeles.
The incident is still under investigation.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news report, the driver of the military Humvee vehicle will likely be held liable for the collision. A thorough investigation, as well as the photos that were taken of the scene and compiled evidence, will help the authorities determine the liability in the tragic collision. 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 lawsuit against the party of the entity responsible for this collision. Meanwhile, the injured and held not liable for the crash may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim pending the result of the investigation.
Victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in a tragic collision, contact our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186. We will guide you every step of the way and will fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call and let us help you.
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