Big Rig and Sedan Collide on I-580 West
LIVERMORE (July 31, 2018)- According to the California Highway Patrol, a semi-truck was involved in a collision this morning on I-580 west near the Livermore Platmoree Scale off-ramp.
According to CHP officials, a silver Kia or Mazda collided with either a big rig or a tractor-trailer at precisely 9:45 a.m.
Driver of Mazda Injured and Hospitalized
Reports indicated that one of the two vehicles cut the other off triggering the wreck which left the Nos. 3 and 4 lanes completely closed off as a result.
The accident left the motorist inside the sedan with injuries that were described to have been moderate.
That individual was transported by ambulance to a hospital, per authorities.
No further details were included in the dispatch report as the investigation is currently ongoing.
Alameda County Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Pending the investigation, the company employing the big rig driver could be held liable for the collision. Authorities will examine photos that were taken of the scene as well as compiled evidence will help investigators determine the ultimate cause of the collision. Police officials will look into 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 all 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 company 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 Livermore and Alameda County 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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