Hayward Man Killed in Car Crash on Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont

Hayward Man Killed in Crash in Fremont

The Fremont Police Department has recently released details on a motor vehicle crash that killed a Hayward man on June 18, 2022. The car accident occurred at approximately 9:05 a.m. on Paseo Padre Parkway in the vicinity of Puttenham Way, according to a report by Fremont PD released approximately two weeks after the incident.

Details on the Crash in Fremont That Killed a Hayward Man

A preliminary report revealed that a Dodge Charger and a Honda Civic were both headed northbound on Paseo Padre Parkway. Both vehicles were said to have been traveling alongside one another. For unknown reasons, one of the cars allegedly swerved, causing both drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

The Honda veered over the center median, where it crashed into two cars that were traveling in the southbound lanes of Paseo Padre Parkway. The Dodge collided with a tree in the center median. Sadly, the Dodge driver succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office has recently identified the decedent as Willie Ridley, 74, of Hayward.

Authorities indicated that no other party besides the Dodge driver sustained serious injuries. It was unclear why there was a delay in the release of information on the fatal car accident. Additional details on the incident were not immediately available due to an ongoing investigation.

Things to Know About Wrongful Death Actions

When a close relative loses their life, it may leave surviving family members in a world of shock and pain. If the loss was due to a motor vehicle collision caused by the negligence of another party or entity, it may leave survivors with overwhelming grief. When faced with such a situation, a family may be unsure of how to move forward without their loved one by their side. The anger and frustration from the thought of someone else’s negligent actions causing the loss of life may leave survivors with little to no strength to take legal action against them.

It is essential to hold at-fault parties accountable through a wrongful death claim to ensure that your family is compensated for the undue harm you all have experienced. While the recovery of economic and non-economic damages will not reduce grief nor bring back a loved one, it may provide surviving family members with a sense of justice to hold the negligent party liable and the financial compensation they need to support themselves. This may include loss of future financial support, lost companionship, mental anguish, funeral service costs, and more.

Only specific relatives have grounds to bring these types of cases forward. This generally includes the spouse, domestic partner, or children of the decedent. If the decedent is not survived by these relatives, then their parents, putative spouse, and other dependents may bring a claim forward. To determine your eligibility for this type of case, reach out to an experienced Fremont wrongful death lawyer. For details on how to select a top attorney to represent your family, watch this video.

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