Fire Truck Hits Home in Stockton Multiple-Vehicle Crash

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April 18, 2024
Edward Smith

Stockton Multiple-Vehicle Crash Causes Fire Truck to Crash Into Home

A Stockton multiple-vehicle crash occurred on April 17, ending with a fire truck crashing into a home. According to the Stockton Police Department, the collision happened at about 7:00 a.m. at the West Lane intersection with East Alpine Avenue. The fire truck was reportedly on its way to a call when the collision happened and its sirens and lights were employed. 

Sedan Strikes Fire Truck, Causing Stockton Multiple-Vehicle Crash

A police department spokesperson said that a sedan struck the fire engine first. The fire engine then collided with a truck and crashed into the house. The truck driver involved in the crash was hospitalized in critical condition. 

Investigators Determining Reason for Stockton Multiple-Vehicle Crash

The sedan driver was also transported to a hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening. Four firefighters were taken to a hospital as well, also with non-life-threatening trauma. There was no one inside the home at the time of the collision. Investigators are determining exactly how the accident occurred. 

Compensation in Accident Injury Claims

When a negligent driver causes a collision that injures someone in a Stockton multiple-vehicle crash, the injured party can recover compensation in several key areas. However, the operator of a fire truck, in the performance of their duties, cannot be held liable for accident injuries. Compensation recovery after a negligent driver caused an accident include:

  • Medical: Injured persons can recover costs for all medical expenses resulting from the accident. This includes ambulance and hospitalization fees, surgeries, doctor’s visits, medications, and rehabilitation treatments. Keeping receipts allows victims to also claim out-of-pocket expenses for related costs like gas or parking. Should the injury persist at the time of settlement, your attorney will calculate future costs and incorporate them into the settlement.
  • Wages: Injured parties who lose wages due to time off work for recovery can claim these lost earnings. If an injury forces the person who suffered injuries to accept a lower-paying job, they can recover the pay difference. In cases of permanent disability, they can claim lost wages up until the anticipated retirement age. It also includes compensation for the value of their job perks, such as tips, bonuses and pension and insurance benefits.
  • Pain and Suffering: Injured persons are entitled to compensation for both physical and emotional distress, which they can recover with the assistance of their injury lawyer. Emotional distress is common following an accident, and some people experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. If they have to seek professional treatment to deal with their symptoms, they can recover that cost. 

In this enlightening video, accident attorney Ed Smith offers vital advice on selecting a personal injury lawyer:


Stockton Automobile Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton automobile accident attorney. If you face lost wages, substantial medical expenses, and enduring pain and suffering, it may be time to explore the possibility of filing a compensation claim if negligence by another caused your trauma. Our team of injury attorneys is ready to provide you with friendly, free advice when you reach out to us at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400. Additionally, you can reach us online for convenience.

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