Major Injury Crash Involving 2 Pickup Trucks on Interstate 5 Freeway
TRACY, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018) — Two pickup trucks collided Monday morning on the Interstate 5 Freeway, leaving at least one person with major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision was reported at 5:20 a.m. between a large, utility pickup truck hauling equipment and a smaller-sized pickup truck. The CHP report stated that one of the drivers was not getting out of their vehicle after the crash. The fire department responded and extricated the person who was trapped in their pickup truck.
Paramedics rushed the injured to a hospital, but he later died of his injuries. Refugio Escobar III was identified as the victim who died.
A full investigation is underway.
San Joaquin County Accident Investigation
Police are piecing together evidence and will determine fault for this crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of Refugio Escobar III.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, long-time supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
CHP ORIGINAL TRAFFIC REPORT
Incident: 00039 Type: Trfc Collision-Major Inj Location: Sr132 W Onr / I5 N Loc Desc: SR132 BTWN I5 AND BIRD Lat/Lon: 37.641247 -121.342969
7:04 AM 23  ALL STAR ETA 5-7 MIN’S
7:03 AM 22  103-S1 / ALL STAR ETA
6:48 AM 21  A103-015 EB LANE IS OPEN
6:37 AM 20  A103-015 EB LANES WILL BE FOR 5-10 / 1185 LOADING IT ON THE FB NOW
6:30 AM 19  *** 1039 ALL STAR / MED RIG 209-833-7107 ****
6:29 AM 18  C103-014 1185 MED RIG / DUALLY FB TK LOADED WITH EQUIPMENT
6:19 AM 17  A103-015 EB LANES ARE OPEN
6:14 AM 16  [Notification] [CHP]-METRO TOW ADV STUCK IN TRAFFIC JEO I5 // CPZ LINE 28 [Shared]
6:07 AM 15  A103-015 WB TRAFFIC USING RHS TO GET THRU / EB IS STOPPED
5:54 AM 14  A103-015 ENRT TO TC WITH 103-S1 WITH CAMERA
5:46 AM 13  C103-014 FIRE 1097 / TRY TO EXT PARTY / EB 132 IS BLOCKED
5:45 AM 12  *** 1039 METRO TOWING 209-362-9992 ****
5:44 AM 11  1021 ACE TOW / NOT AVAIL
5:43 AM 10  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj by CHP [Shared]
5:43 AM 9  C103-014 1185
5:27 AM 8  1039 VC
5:27 AM 7  [Notification] [CHP]- DRVR NOT GETTING OO VEH [Shared]
5:27 AM 6  2 TRUCKS // 1125
5:26 AM 5  VEHS NO LONGER 1125
5:25 AM 4  DRVR NOT GETTING OO VEH
5:20 AM 3  UTIL TK RHS OF EB LNS
5:20 AM 2  1125 WB
5:20 AM 1  UTILITY PK VS SMALLER PK
5:22 AM 12 Unit Assigned
5:22 AM 11 Unit Enroute
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