COALINGA, CALIFORNIA (August 2, 2017) – At least one person was reportedly killed in an accident on Interstate 5 on Wednesday, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (map)
The accident happened around 4:15 am on the northbound side of the 5 Freeway near Derrick Avenue. A male was seen attempting to flag down motorists while bloody an injured, and was later found laying on the right hand shoulder. A vehicle was spotted at the scene about 50 feet down a ravine, and it is believed there was at least one other person inside the vehicle.
The condition of all those involved in the accident is unknown, however the CHP classified the accident as a fatality. The incident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability, and whether or not a second vehicle was involved.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at West Alliance Injury Lawyers extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.