Modesto Man Killed in Car Accident on Niles Boulevard in Fremont

Modesto Man Killed in Fremont Car Wreck

The Fremont Police Department reported that a Modesto man was killed, and a local resident was injured following a car wreck at Hillview Drive and Niles Boulevard. The incident occurred on Monday, February 6, 2023, and involved three vehicles, including a parked car.

Details on the Car Wreck in Fremont That Killed a Modesto Man

A preliminary release by Fremont PD that included information collected by officials and eyewitness statements, a vehicle was traveling southbound on Niles Boulevard approaching the intersection of Hillview Drive. That vehicle was driven by a 19-year-old Fremont man, according to investigators. The other vehicle, driven by a 53-year-old Modesto man, was headed eastbound on Hillview Drive.

The two vehicles were involved in a broadside collision at the intersection. The impact of the crash propelled both cars into an unoccupied and parked vehicle. The Fremont man’s car came to a rest along a curb while the other vehicle was located against a home after causing minor damage. The incident marked the first motor vehicle accident fatality in the City of Fremont for 2023.

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the man was identified by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau as 53-year-old Erik Mora of Modesto. Additional details on the fatal broadside collision on Niles Boulevard in Fremont were not immediately available. Those with information on the incident or who witnessed the crash are urged to contact Fremont PD at (510) 790-6800.

What Types of Losses are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Cases?

Eligible survivors in a wrongful death action may seek compensation for their intangible and financial losses. These are also known as economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are intended to provide compensation for losses that are financial in nature and quantifiable. They may include lost earnings and other income, funeral and burial bills, final medical treatment costs (this may be sought for reimbursement in a survival action), and other financial losses. Non-economic damages are subjective which means that they differ from case to case. They are meant to compensate claimants for intangible harm like mental anguish and loss of companionship.

The amount and type of compensation awarded to surviving family members in a wrongful death claim will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the matter. The best way to determine your eligibility for a wrongful death claim and the types of damages you may seek is to consult with an experienced accident attorney in your area. Having legal counsel on your side after a fatal accident may streamline the recovery process and ensure that all aspects of the case are met accordingly. Not only do attorneys ensure that paperwork is filed appropriately, and legal deadlines are followed, but they may also provide support and guidance through this trying time.

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