One Person Killed in Fiery Pittsburg Collision
One man was recently killed in a fiery Pittsburg collision that occurred after dark. The traffic accident happened at the 900 block of Garcia Avenue, shortly after midnight. The Pittsburg Police Department, as well as the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD), both dispatched responders to the scene of the crash that involved two vehicles, a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck tractor-trailer. According to police, the passenger vehicle had hit the front of the parked semi-truck and was on fire upon their arrival. Emergency responders could see the driver was unconscious and stuck inside the vehicle. Pittsburg PD tried to put out the fire with fire extinguishers while they began to extricate the man from the vehicle. The CCCFPD and Engine 85 assisted with on-site medical care for the injured man. Eventually, the driver was transferred to John Muir Medical Center for his major injuries. The extent of the driver’s injuries were very severe, and it was at the hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
The Fatal Accident Response Team unit at the Pittsburg Police Department has taken over as head of the investigation. Some eyewitnesses have stated that the passenger vehicle was traveling at a fast speed down Garcia Avenue moments before the incident. The involvement of drugs or alcohol has not been confirmed. The accident is still under active investigation, although no full report has been released to confirm the nature of the fatal crash. The identity of the male will be withheld until next of kin contacts have been notified.
Car Accidents and Wrongful Death
During the time of an auto accident investigation that has not been finalized, it’s crucial to keep all possibilities considered. Accidents such as the one discussed above can happen for a variety of reasons, including external factors that are not within the driver’s control. Some of the reasons that a car could crash into a parked vehicle could include a hazardous roadway, a phantom vehicle, or even a faulty car part.
Why it is Important to Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney
A competent wrongful death attorney will happily devote the time it takes to figure out what really happened in a collision. The process of determining fault can be lengthy, involving numerous steps to gather a strong pile of evidence and liability. This process can include obtaining surveillance footage from nearby street cameras as well as local small businesses, individual interviews with key witnesses, and hiring crash reconstruction experts that can break down the moments leading up to the fatal crash.
Pittsburg Wrongful Death Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Pittsburg. If you have lost a family member due to an accident that happened for reasons outside of their control, I encourage you to give me a call for my free, friendly advice. My local number is (925) 428-5220, and if you are from outside of Contra Costa County, you may call me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
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