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Tracy Off-Road Accident Kills One and Sends Others to Hospital

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May 22, 2024
Edward Smith

Fatality and Serious Injuries Occur in Tracy Off-Road Accident Along I-580

A Tracy off-road accident occurred on May 19 that killed a passenger and sent three others to a hospital. The collision happened along eastbound Interstate 580 near Chrisman Road around 1:04 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who responded to the accident said a Toyota driver lost control while turning. 

Vehicle Crosses Highway and Crashes in Tracy Off-Road Accident

The vehicle crossed over the center median onto the westbound side. It then struck a guardrail and hit a perimeter fence. The front-seat passenger suffered traumatic injuries and died at the scene. 

Police Seek Witnesses to Tracy Accident

The driver and another passenger in the Tracy off-road accident suffered major injuries and were taken to San Joaquin General Hospital for medical care. Another passenger sustained minor injuries and was taken to Sutter Tracy. Officers say they do not believe that drugs or alcohol contributed to the cause of the accident. Detectives with the CHP traffic investigation unit are determining what happened to cause the crash. Those with information about the crash are asked to contact the CHP Office in Tracy at (209) 319-4300.

Compensation With the Driver Is at Fault

When a motorist is negligent and causes a Tracy off-road accident, it can result in severe trauma or fatalities. When negligence by the driver causes a collision, those who were injured can hold the motorist responsible for their injuries and other losses. If someone dies as a result of a negligent driver, they can be held legally responsible by the decedent’s family.

Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claim

When someone suffers injuries caused by the negligent driver they were riding with, they may recover all of their medical expenses and lost wages. They may also receive compensation for their pain and suffering. The family, usually the spouse and children of someone who died as the result of a negligent driver, may file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation. Damage recovery for a wrongful death includes the funeral/burial cost, wages until the decedent would have reached retirement age and compensation for the spouse and children for their suffering. 

Assistance from an Accident Attorney

An accident attorney can review your case at no charge to see whether you can file a claim. If you can, the lawyer will use an investigator to collect the evidence that supports your claim. Once the evidence is compiled, the lawyer will use it to construct a strong case. Then, the lawyer will conduct negotiations on your behalf with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Around 95 percent of all claims are settled in that way. However, if the negotiations fail or the insurance company does not want to pay the amount you or your family are entitled to, the case can be taken to civil court for resolution.

In this video, attorney Ed Smith provides essential advice on how to choose a personal injury lawyer:

Tracy Attorney for Personal Injuries

I am Ed Smith, a Tracy attorney for personal injuries. If you or your family member has been injured or tragically lost their life in an accident caused by a driver’s negligence, our accident lawyers are here to help. We provide free, compassionate, and friendly advice. You can contact us at (209) 227-1931, call us toll-free at (800) 404-5400, or reach out to us online.

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Photo attribution: Image by Rico Löb from Pixabay

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