Solo Car Collision on Sand Creek Road
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) and the Brentwood Police Department responded to a report of a solo car collision with major injuries on Sand Creek Road. The incident occurred shortly after 4:05 p.m. near Minnesota Avenue, according to Brentwood PD.
Details on the Solo Car Collision on Sand Creek Road in Brentwood
Emergency personnel arrived at the incident site and located a Honda van that crashed against a brick wall. The vehicle had severe damage, and one individual was pinned in the van. It took emergency crews approximately 40 minutes to extricate the passenger who was trapped inside the Honda.
Emergency personnel transported the passenger via air ambulance to a trauma center for treatment of serious injuries. Their condition has not yet been released by officials. The single-vehicle collision shut down Sand Creek Road, specifically eastbound traffic, between O’Hara Avenue and Minnesota Avenue.
According to Brentwood PD, it is not yet known why the Honda van veered off Sand Creek Road and struck the brick wall. An investigation into the solo car collision is ongoing, and no further details have been made available by officials.
What Options for Recovery are Available in Single-Vehicle Crash Cases?
When an individual gets injured in a roadway crash because of another party’s negligence, the first step in seeking financial compensation is to file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. In the context of a solo car collision, an injured passenger may file a claim against the driver responsible for the crash. If the motorist lacks liability coverage or has minimal policy limits, then the injured passenger may file a claim with their insurer if they have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
In some single-vehicle collision cases, liability may lie with more than one party. For instance, a vehicle manufacturer may be held liable for damages if the incident was the result of faulty car parts or equipment. If a road defect was found to be a contributing factor to a solo car collision, then a notice of claim may be in place against a government entity that was responsible for the design and upkeep of the roadway. Keep in mind that notice of claims is subject to 180-day deadlines instead of the general two-year statute of limitations. This is by the California Government Code Section 911.2.
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