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Wrongful Death - Lafayette, CA: CHP Investigates Fatal Collision

Posted by Renée Yvonne Gardner | Oct 26, 2020


Fatal Highway 24 Collision Under CHP Investigation

October 26, 2020

California Highway Patrol Officers and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Firefighters responded to a fatal crash on Monday, October 26, 2020, on the westbound Highway 24 lanes east of Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette, California, per Bay Area News Group's San Jose Mercury News.

CHP officers are investigating this accident which resulted in at least one death, and closed multiple Highway 24 lanes early this evening, authorities have reported.

Per a CHP social media statement, the CHP responded at 4:38 PM today to reports of a solo collision. When officers arrived, they learned that the driver of a 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck had suddenly veered across all lanes of westbound traffic, ultimately striking a metal pole.

This crash crushed the GMC's truck cab, killing the driver. There are also reports of at least one other person in another car who got taken to the hospital, complaining of pain.

When somebody is killed due to the negligence of another, family members are left to grieve the painful loss of their loved one. They will also have to bear unanticipated medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and other costs associated with their loved one's passing. They may also lose the support, both economic and non-economic, of their loved one. who suddenly and wrongfully passed away.

If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence, contact Gardner Law today at (408) 214-5555. Gardner Law's Attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner has experience in fighting for the loved ones left behind after a tragic and unanticipated wrongful death. Gardner Law represents California wrongful death cases in the Bay Area and beyond. It's important to act quickly, to permit your rights to be protected in this case.

Disclaimer: This post was created solely using secondary sources. Therefore, its information has not been verified. If any information appears to be inaccurate, please contact Gardner Law, Renee Gardner Attorney, immediately by phone, or through our online Contact form. Necessary corrections will be made.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Attorney Renee Gardner provides this post for general purposes, and to try and help the public, should they suddenly find themselves a victim of a wrongful death. Victims whose loved ones have been killed as a result of the negligence of another should immediately seek legal assistance to protect their rights.


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