“Solo Vehicle Fatality”
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (June 18, 2017) – A 65-year-old passenger of a box truck was involved in a solo collision on Interstate 680 near the North Capitol Avenue off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. (map)
The accident occurred at approximately 2:51 p.m. The box truck was traveling in the southbound lanes of I-680 when it veered to the right. The box truck then collided with a utility pole which struck the box truck. The box truck then ran into a tree which sparked a fire, according to CHP officials.
The 54-year-old driver of the box truck freed himself from the wreckage to assist the other passengers in the truck. The 65-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The three other occupants in the truck were freed as well. Two of the occupants were transported to the hospital for treatment of major injuries while another passenger along with the driver sustained moderate injuries.
CHP officials determined that drug or alcohol were An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort this woman’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them, as well as the young people who were injured, 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.