Stockton Man Killed in Oakdale Car Crash
According to the California Highway Patrol, a Stockton man was killed, and two others suffered injuries in a car crash near Oakdale on Friday, November 11, 2022. The incident was described as a three-vehicle collision that occurred on Valley Home Road just north of the Oakdale area, officers reported.
Details on the Car Crash Near Oakdale That Killed a Stockton Man
A preliminary report revealed that a 16-year-old from Oakdale was driving a 2013 Honda and made a right-hand turn onto Valley Home Road. At the same time, a Ford was approaching the 2013 Honda in the southbound direction. The Ford driver, an Oakdale resident, 60, was unable to veer to the left to avoid striking the 2013 Honda because there was a northbound vehicle was approaching.
The left front of the 2013 Honda was hit by the right front of the Ford. The impact of the collision caused the left side of the 2007 Honda to be struck by the left front of the Ford, CHP traffic officers reported. Sadly, the three-vehicle crash resulted in fatal injuries to the 2007 Honda driver. Officials have identified the decedent as Cu Huynh, 47, of Stockton.
A passenger in the 2007 Honda, a 55-year-old man from Stockton, sustained serious injuries. The Ford driver suffered injuries described as minor in the auto accident. The 2013 Honda driver was uninjured in the car wreck, officials said. An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the CHP has not yet released additional information about the crash.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death action serves to hold an at-fault party liable for the harm they have caused to surviving family members. When it comes to the types of recoverable losses in a wrongful death claim, a wide array of components must be considered. This includes the decedent’s age, education, occupation, health, life expectancy, and a myriad of other factors. In these cases, the following economic and non-economic damages are generally recoverable:
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Costs of funeral and burial services
- Loss of the decedent’s care, companionship, and protection for the family
- Loss of benefits, such as health insurance coverage, pension, and retirement
- Lost earnings that would have been contributed to the household if not for the fatal incident
- Expenses of end-of-life medical care for the deceased (costs of medical treatment are generally recoverable in a survival action)
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